'Struggle for supersonic speed. True story of Tu-144'In the sixties the most advanced countries of the world were competing to build a new type of aircraft – supersonic airliner.On the eve 1969 Soviet supersonic passenger aircraft Tu-144 made its first flight. Two months later Anglo-French ‘Concorde’ took off from airfield in Toulouse.Life of the Soviet Tu-144 was dramatic. The project was ambitious but too costly.'Test-pilots. How to survive in air crash'Their job is full of adventures. They push their aircraft to the limit, discover new ways and approaches. Their job is top-secret. What is it like to be a test-pilot?Directors: Alexey Polyakov (‘Struggle for supersonic speed. True story of Tu-144’), Konstantin Davydkin (‘Test-pilots. How to survive in air crash’)Running time: 2x45 min.Language: RussianPAL, All regions© Wings of Russia Studio, 2005Catalogue number: KRD-18
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