OK-LDB  Tupolev Tu-104A                                             (c/n  76600601)


                                  This nice shot of a Tu-104A at London Airport in the late 1950s comes from the Jennifer Gradidge
                                  collection.  It illustrates well the wing anhedral employed by Tupolev in designing this, the first of the
                                  operational pure jet aircraft.     OK-LDB was destroyed in a refueling operation at Bombay's (now
                                  Mumbai) Santa Cruz Airport on 16 March 1963.    The route to that Indian city had been opened in
                                  1959 and it was extended to Djakarta in 1960.