The presentation will cover a number of the civil airliner projects from the Tupolev Design Bureau, such as the Tu 102, 111, 118, 134 (supersonic passenger airliner), 136, 164, 174, 184, 194, 214, 224, 234, 230, 330, 400, 414, 124, 21, 44, 41, 64, 444, 534.
It will also include prototypes and developments of the Tu 104, 114, 124, 134, 144, and 154.
Registration is free and open to both members and non-members.
Nigel Eastaway OBE is a Chartered Accountant by profession, specialising in taxation. He has, however, had an interest in Russian Aircraft for more than fifty years and edited the Bulletin of the Russian Aircraft Research Group of Air-Britain from 1974 to 2014. In October 1990 he established, with Jean Alexander MBE, Robert Ruffle, Alexander Boyd, Harry Woodman and Bill Gunston, the Russian Aviation Research Trust as registered charity, number 1000748, into which he transferred his collection of Russian aircraft books, magazine, photographs, drawings etc. Several people have left their own collections to the trust in their wills and the archive is available for researchers and those interested in Russian aircraft from 1884 to the present day, including Yefim Gordon, Dimitry Komissarov, Gennady Petrov and others.
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