a.n. tupolev

Tupolev

[too-poh-luhf; Russian too-puh-lyif]
noun
Andrei Nikolayevich [uhn-dryey nyi-kuh-lah-yi-vyich] , 1888–1972, Russian engineer and aircraft designer.
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Tupolev (Russian tuˈpəljif)
 
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Andrei Nikolaievich (unˈdrjeɪ njɪkəˈlɑjɪvjɪtʃ). 1888--1972, Soviet aircraft designer, who designed the first supersonic passenger aircraft, the TU-144 (tested 1969). He also designed supersonic bombers and the TU-104, one of the first passenger jet aircraft (1955)

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