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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