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TU-144 Charger

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The TU-144 was a super-sonic airliner designed along aside the more popular Concorde in the late 60's by Tupolev. Although the Concorde and TU-144 looks outwardly similar, the two were developed separately. The TU-144 was put into use by Aeroflot two years before the Concorde, but after just 55 passanger flights, it was permanently retired on account of safety concerns. 16 units were developed in total.