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Tupolev ANT-1 Tupolev ANT-1

1923

First flew on October 20, 1923. ...

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First flew on May 26, 1924. ...

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Tupolev ANT-2

1924

Tupolev ANT-2

Tupolev ANT-3 / R-3 Tupolev ANT-3 / R-3

1925

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A cantilever low-wing monoplane powered by two 336kW Napier Lion engines, the prototype TB-1 or ...

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Tupolev ANT-4 / TB-1

1925

Tupolev ANT-4 / TB-1

Tupolev ANT-5 / I-4 Tupolev ANT-5 / I-4

1927

Designed by Pavel O Sukhoi when a brigade leader of Andrei N Tupolev's AGOS (Aviatsiya, ...

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The prototype of the Tupolev ANT-9 high-wing monoplane transport made its first flight in May 1929. ...

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Tupolev ANT-9 / PS-9

1929

Tupolev ANT-9 / PS-9

Tupolev ANT-6 / TB-3 Tupolev ANT-6 / TB-3

1930

The Tupolev TB-3 all-metal cantilever monoplane was the most advanced four-engined heavy bomber in service ...

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Conceived to make use of new high-strength steels obtainable from Germany in the late 'twenties, ...

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Tupolev ANT-13 / I-8

1930

Tupolev ANT-13 / I-8

Tupolev ANT-10 / R-7 Tupolev ANT-10 / R-7

1930

Under the military designation R-7, a single ANT-10 was built as a possible alternative to Polikarpov's ...

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The Tupolev ANT-7 prototype was a scaled-down version of the ANT-4. First flown on 11 ...

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Tupolev ANT-7 / R-6

1931

Tupolev ANT-7 / R-6

Tupolev ANT-14 "Pravda" Tupolev ANT-14 "Pravda"

1931

The one-off ANT-14 Pravda, which served as flagship of the propaganda squadron, was an enlargement ...

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Of unconventional design in employing a tandem fore-and-aft engine arrangement and twin tailbooms embodying recoilless ...

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Tupolev ANT-23 (I-12)

1931

Tupolev ANT-23 (I-12)

Tupolev ANT-8 / MDR-2 Tupolev ANT-8 / MDR-2

1931

Although Tupolev and the TsAGI had been requested to construct a flying boat in 1925, higher ...

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The Tupolev AIMT-16 or TB-4 was a super-heavy bomber powered by six 619kW M-34 engines, two ...

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Tupolev ANT-16 / TB-4

1933

Tupolev ANT-16 / TB-4

Tupolev ANT-25 / RD Tupolev ANT-25 / RD

1933

The first prototype flew on June 22, 1933. On June 18-20, 1937 RD piloted by ...

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Designed at the KOSOS (Konstruktorski otdel opytnovo samolyetostroeniya, or Design Department for Experimental Aircraft Construction) ...

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Tupolev ANT-21 (MI-3)

1933

Tupolev ANT-21 (MI-3)

Tupolev ANT-31 (I-14) Tupolev ANT-31 (I-14)

1933

Possessing the distinction of being the world's first all-metal single-seat cantilever monoplane fighter to be ...

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Built entirely for propaganda purposes at the behest of the Union of Soviet Writers and Editors ...

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Tupolev ANT-20 "Maxim Gorki"

1934

Tupolev ANT-20 "Maxim Gorki"

Tupolev ANT-22 / MK-1 Tupolev ANT-22 / MK-1

1934

The Tupolev ANT-22 or MK-1 with six 619kW M-34R engines was a long-range bomber reconnaissance ...

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The two ANT-40 light bomber prototypes of Andrei N. Tupolev's design bureau were years ahead of their ...

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Tupolev ANT-40 / SB-2 / Ar-2

1934

Tupolev ANT-40 / SB-2 / Ar-2

Tupolev ANT-21bis (MI-3D) Tupolev ANT-21bis (MI-3D)

1934

Retaining the wings, engines and undercarriage of the ANT-21, the ANT-21bis alias MI-3D (the suffix ...

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Naval, long-range, reconnaissance, heavy bomber, flying boat with three M-34RN engines. 15 April 1934 crashed at take-off ...

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Tupolev ANT-27 / MDR-4, MTB-1

1934

Tupolev ANT-27 / MDR-4, MTB-1

Tupolev ANT-37 / DB-2 Tupolev ANT-37 / DB-2

1935

Developed from the uncompleted Tupolev ANT-36 (DB-1), a sihgle-engined long-range bomber based on the ANT-25, ...

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A progressive development of the basic ANT-21bis design, the ANT-29 was a DIP (Dvukhmotorny istrebitel ...

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Tupolev ANT-29 DIP

1935

Tupolev ANT-29 DIP

Tupolev ANT-46 (DI-8) Tupolev ANT-46 (DI-8)

1935

Ordered in December 1934 as a single prototype under the designation DI-8, the ANT-46 was ...

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The ANT-36 was a redesigned ANT-25, and the twenty aircraft built for the Soviet Air ...

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Tupolev ANT-36 / DB-1

1935

Tupolev ANT-36 / DB-1

Tupolev ANT-35 / PS-35 Tupolev ANT-35 / PS-35

1936

The Tupolev ANT-35 all-metal light passenger transport prototype was based on the SB-2 bomber, and ...

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In December 1934, Tupolev was asked to design a naval heavy bomber (Morksoi Torpedonosets Bombardirovshik = naval ...

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Tupolev ANT-44 / MTB-2

1937

Tupolev ANT-44 / MTB-2

Tupolev Tu-2 Tupolev Tu-2

1940

The origin of the Tupolev Tu-2 lay in the ANT-58, ANT-59 and ANT-60 light bomber prototypes that ...

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Another Tu-2 variant was the Tu-10. This was a four-crew aircraft fitted with inline Mikulin AM-39FNVs of ...

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Tupolev Tu-10

1945

Tupolev Tu-10

Tupolev ANT-63P (Tu-1) Tupolev ANT-63P (Tu-1)

1946

An attempt to produce a radar-equipped three-seat long-range night and all-weather fighter also suited for ...

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One-off passenger transport developed in parallel with Tu-4; flown on 27 November 1946; new nose ...

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Tupolev Tu-70

1946

Tupolev Tu-70

Tupolev Tu-14 (Tu-81) Tupolev Tu-14 (Tu-81)

1947

The work done on the Tu-72, -73, -74, -78 and -79 projects were all stages in ...

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Based on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress (examples of which had made emergency landings in Russia ...

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Tupolev Tu-4

1947

Tupolev Tu-4

Tupolev Tu-73 Tupolev Tu-73

1947

The Tu-72 was developed as a naval bomber in 1946/47. It was to be a mid-winged, ...

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The Tu-12 was the last derivative of the Tu-2, but this was not just another variant ...

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Tupolev 77 / Tu-12

1947

Tupolev 77 / Tu-12

Tupolev Tu-80 Tupolev Tu-80

1949

Under the project number 64 Tupolev, with Dmitri Markov as chief designer, had begun to work ...

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Continuing his development of jet bombers, the next Tupolev aircraft was the light twin-engined Tu-82, which was ...

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Tupolev 82 / Tu-22

1949

Tupolev 82 / Tu-22

Tupolev Tu-75 Tupolev Tu-75

1950

Next in the extended B-29/Tu-4 family was a military transport, basically a version of the Tu-70. ...

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Prototype flown under OKB designation Tu-88 27 April 1952 was overweight; Andrei Tupolev delayed production until ...

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Tupolev Tu-16

1951

Tupolev Tu-16

Tupolev Tu-85 Tupolev Tu-85

1951

At the end of the 1940s, Vladimir Dobrynin's engine design bureau had developed a new air-cooled, ...

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Descended indirectly from the American Boeing B-29 via the Tupolev Tu-4, refined read more ...

Tupolev Tu-95

1952

Tupolev Tu-95

Tupolev Tu-91 Tupolev Tu-91

1954

At the end of the 1940s, the Soviet government took a decision to expand the Voenno ...

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With an urgent Aeroflot need in the early 1950s for a modern airliner of greater ...

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Tupolev Tu-104

1955

Tupolev Tu-104

Tupolev Tu-98 Tupolev Tu-98

1956

Tupolev's progress in the development of aircraft design rarely came about by huge technical leaps; rather it ...

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The first prototype Tu-116 based on Tu-20 bomber and renamed later Tu-114D flew in ...

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Tupolev Tu-114

1957

Tupolev Tu-114

Tupolev Tu-110 Tupolev Tu-110

1957

In order to meet Aeroflot's requirement for a 100-seat jetliner, Dmitri Markov installed four 5,000shp Lyulka AL-7P ...

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Development of the Tupolev Tu-22 'Blinder' supersonic bomber/ maritime patrol aircraft began in 1955, under the ...

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Tupolev Tu-22

1958

Tupolev Tu-22

Tupolev Tu-116 Tupolev Tu-116

1958

The Soviet government had planned for several years that the General Secretary of the Communist Party and ...

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Aeroflot's requirement for a short/ medium-range airliner to replace the llyushin IL-14 led to ...

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Tupolev Tu-124

1960

Tupolev Tu-124

Tupolev Tu-28 / Tu-128 Tupolev Tu-28 / Tu-128

1961

The largest and heaviest interceptor fighter ever to have achieved service status, the Tu-128 was ...

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Known originally as the Tu-124A, this aircraft is a rear-engined twin-turbofan development of the Tu-124. ...

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Tupolev Tu-134

1962

Tupolev Tu-134

Tupolev Tu-126 Tupolev Tu-126

1962

A military derivation of the Tu-114 has the designation Tu-126 and NATO reporting name ...

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The Tupolev Tu-144 began design in the early 1960s, the prototype being flown on 31 ...

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Tupolev Tu-144

1968

Tupolev Tu-144

Tupolev Tu-154 Tupolev Tu-154

1968

The Tu-154, announced Spring 1966, was intended to replace the Tu-104, IL-18 and An-10 on ...

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In the mid-1960s, the Soviet Navy developed a requirement for a long-range anti-submarine and maritime patrol aircraft ...

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Tupolev Tu-142

1968

Tupolev Tu-142

Tupolev Tu-22M Tupolev Tu-22M

1977

NATO revealed existence of a Soviet variable geometry bomber programme in 1969; development had begun ...

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The strategic bomber with variable geometry wings similar to B-1B. The first prototype "70" flew ...

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Tupolev Tu-160

1981

Tupolev Tu-160

Tupolev Tu-204 Tupolev Tu-204

1989

Medium-range passenger aircraft for 214 seats, designed as a replacement for the Tu-154. ...

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The first prototype flew on February 8, 1999.

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Tupolev Tu-334

1999

Tupolev Tu-334



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