March 1956. Great Britain is getting ready for the visit of Nikita Khrushchev – leader of the country which was by that time practically closed for the West. Right on the eve of this event, TU-104 – the Russian jet air liner landed in London. Three days later two more beauties of the same kind flew in. It was a sensation! The British “Comet” did not fly. The American jet firstlings were still under construction. And there you are – three Russian aircraft at a time! The Queen confessed that every time upon hearing the unusual turbines’ rumble, she got out to the balcony to see the Russian wonder…
It all started half a century before the events described above.
Bonus material: Fokker F-3, Ju-13, АNТ-2, АK-1, PМ–1, АNТ–9, АNТ-14 Pravda, АNТ-20 Maxim Gorkiy, KhAI-1, Stal-7, АNТ–35, PS-89, Stal-2, Stal-3, PR-5, АIR-5, АIR-6, LK-1, K-1, K-3, K-5, Li-2, Yak-16, Аn-2, Il-12, Il-14P, Il-18 (year 1946), Тu-70, Тu-104.
Directors: Andrey Kulyasov, Konstantin Polyakov
Running time: 52 min.
Languages: Russian, English
PAL, All regions
© Wings of Russia Studio, 2008
Catalogue number: KRD-48