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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.


(Crowd roars.)

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jun 20, 2014 10:06:10 PM

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