June 20, 2014
Moving the first ever Tu-144 supersonic airliner body through the streets of Moscow in 1968
From English Russia:
"When the first ever version of the Tu-144 supersonic airliner was conceived, they didn't build it all together in one factory."
"They built the fuselage in one place — inside Moscow City — and then decided to move it to Zhukovski City where it could be supplemented with all other parts and systems."
"To move such a thing out of the Moscow research center through the city streets they had to build specially-built trolleys that could negotiate the streets as back in 1968, they didn't have a ready-made means of transportation for this task."
"These are a few photos of this event."
I wonder how long it took for photos — both space-based and terrestrially obtained — to arrive at C.I.A. headquarters.
June 20, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink
On the Summer's eve!
BOJ in perfect form with Big, husky, Soviet-Russian Engineering on parade.
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jun 20, 2014 10:06:10 PM