Wings of Russia: Commercial Airplanes. Aerial Coachmen. (Episode 9 of 18)
March of 1956. United Kingdom prepares to visit of Nickita Khruschev - leader of the country, which is practically closed to the West. And right before that event, a TU-104, Russian jet beauty airliner, lands in London. After just 3 days, another two same beauties lands in London. It's a sensation! British "Comet" doesn't fly. American first jet airliners are only under construction... And here are already three Russian planes! Queen herself was saying later that anytime she heard an unusual rumble of turbines, she was going out to balcony, in order to see this Russian miracle... But everything was started a half-of-century before described events.Following planes are featuring in this film: Fokker F-3, Junkers F-13, ANT-2, AK-1, PM-1, ANT-9, ANT-14, ANT-20, HAI-1, Stal-7, ANT-35, Stal-2, Stal-3, PO-2, PR-5, K-1, K-2, K-3, K-4, K-5, LK-1, AIR-5, AIR-6, LI-2, YAK-16, AN-2, IL-12, IL-14, IL-18 (1946), TU-70, TU-104.-This is a documentary of "Wings of Russia" studio about history of development of Russian Aviation. It contains a lot of unique video footage. The documentary speaks about creation and development of fighters, bombers, helicopters, reconnaissance planes, hydro-planes, planes of civilian Aviation and also about sport and training Aviation, in the USSR and Russia.
Canal: Science & Technology Subido: 05/08/11 a las 9:26 am Autor: BitnikGr
This is sooo cool...We always forget that the Tu 104 was the first 'successful' jet liner to operate...Haaa! I'm thoroughly enjoying this series!
KushPizzaSleep (el 06/02/13 a las 12:14 am)
THANK YOU FROM A FELLOW AVIATION LOVER FROM CANADA! LOVE RUSSIAN AVAITION AND THE CHANCES THEY TOOK...B BEAUTIFUL AIRCRAFT
JENKEM1000 (el 04/02/13 a las 3:16 pm)
No. their ideology was never going to work. I am sick of hearing "if it wasn't for Western opposition"/"if it wasn't for Leninist repression"/"if it wasn't for Stalin"/"if it wasn't for the arms race". No, just no. Economic ideas that attempt to violate the laws of thermodynamics will never work, period. 2nd law a.k.a. 'no free lunch, bitches".
plsniper (el 30/01/13 a las 3:09 pm)
LOL, that's true.
TSR1989FF (el 30/01/13 a las 1:23 pm)
XD, nah, that's something the French would attempt though ;)
Kriegerdammerung (el 21/01/13 a las 9:29 am)
plsniper (el 28/12/12 a las 5:01 pm)
I thought they were about to say that the Wright Brothers were Russian too. LOL
andy spanker (el 15/11/12 a las 5:28 pm)
it's a great series all together, it's refreshing to see things from the other side, we get so over loaded with imagery from the big brash boastful yanks, that it's nice to see it from the other side, does make you wonder thou, that if the soviets weren't so obsessed with trying to keep up with the US, and spunking all that money on an arms race, that perhaps their ideology might have had more of a chance to work.
krb944 (el 21/07/12 a las 7:48 am)
awesome doc. !
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