- Dec 27, 2005
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Solemn opening of a museum of Open Society "Tupolev" and Scientific and technical council session (НТС), devoted to the 120 anniversary from the date of A.N.Tupoleva's birth, have taken place on Monday in Moscow. Among invited to celebrating there were Andrey Tupolev's relatives, leading experts of Open Society "Tupolev", the commander of distant aircraft Pavel Androsov, visitors from village Pustomazovo of the Tver region where the general designer on November, 10th, 1888 was born.
For 86 years in ОКБ it has been developed more than 300 projects of various types of flying machines, small courts and a snowmobile. They much them can be seen now as models in Open Society "Tupolev" museum. The museum exposition covers all history of the enterprise, since 1922 and about one today, and today's and tomorrow's directions of activity of the company are absolutely clearly underlined: planes strategic aircraft, civil aircraft and pilotless complexes. In museum foyer even the natural plane - pilotless scout Tu-143 was located. In a separate premise conditions of an office of the General designer are recreated
Tupolev put on a nice display of models, some interesting unbuilt ones in there. Image 2747.jpg shows the author/archivist Vladimir Rigmant on left, talking to guests.
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