Price: 1.50 euro
Pin in good condition.
Most people think that the “Concorde” was the first supersonic passenger aircraft. It wasn’t. It was the Tupolev TU-144. The Tupolev made the first flight 4 months before Concorde in december 1968.
It was rumoured that the russians stole the blueprints of the Concorde by, wich was later proven. But it was not a exact copy. The Tupolev 144 was bigger and faster and the Tupolev had small wings on the first half of the plane, called Canards. This allowed the plane to land with less speed. Also this plane had 18 wheels allowing it to land on unpaved runways.
It’s last flight was in 1997.
There is also a pin about the Tupolev TU-154.