Outstanding aircraft, Colonel-General - Engineer (1967), three times Hero of Socialist Labor (1945, 1957, 1972), Academician of the USSR (1953). He graduated from the Moscow Higher Technical School (1918). One of the organizers TsAGI. In 1922 he founded and headed the experimental design bureau, which created the aircraft, torpedo boats, snowmobile. Supervised work on the introduction of duralumin in the aircraft industry. Under the guidance of AN. Tupolev
created more than 100 different types of aircraft, 70 of which were introduced in production. Its aircraft has 78 world records, holds 28 unique flights. Of great importance for the development of aviation was the establishment under the guidance of AN. Tupolev
world's largest passenger aircraft ANT-20 Maxim Gorky "(1934), medium and heavy bombers, TB-1, TB-3, TB-7, MTB, Tu-2. In the postwar years in its KB created the first domestic jet bomber Tu-12, . first jet airliner TU-102 (1954), . number of supersonic aircraft, . including passenger Tu-144, . Laureate of Lenin (1957) and USSR State Prizes.,
- M. B. Saukke. "Unknown Tupolev". E-book version of A. N. Tupolev server International aerospace show MAKS.