Valentine Kovaliev (URS)

Status 
ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code
Zone 
World
Class 
C (Powered Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class 
C-1 (Landplanes)
Group 
3 : turbo-jet
Type of record 
Speed over a closed circuit of 1 000 km with 2 000 kg payload
Performance 
970,821 km/h
Date 
24 Sep 1957
Course / Location 
Sternberg-Point, Observatoire (USSR)
Claimant 
Valentine Kovaliev (URS)
Crew 
I.SUKHOMLINE, K.MALKHASIANE, B.GROZDOV, V.GOLUBKOV, N.MAIOROV
Type of engine 
AM-3
Aircraft 
TU-104A
Aircraft manufacturer 
Tupolev
Aircraft engine manufacturer 
Mikuline