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Tupolev, Andrei Nikolaievich

Line breaks: An¦drei Ni¦ko|lai|evich Tu¦po|lev
Pronunciation: /ˈtuːpəlɛf
 
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Definition of Tupolev, Andrei Nikolaievich in English:

( 1888–1972), Russian aeronautical engineer. He produced Russia’s first jet bomber (1946) and jet passenger plane. With his son Alexei ( 1925–2001) he designed the world’s first supersonic airliner, whose maiden flight in December 1968 preceded that of Concorde by two months; it was, however, never commercially viable.

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