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The huge Il-62 became the first Soviet long-haul passenger aircraft T-shirt

$34.95

Not many people will understand the Cyrillic, but you can tell them about this plane:

The Il-62, or the “Classic” in NATO Codification, was the first jet-propelled, long-haul, intercontinental-range Soviet passenger plane. It was designed by the Ilyushin Research and Design Bureau in 1960, and adhered to international aircraft standards. There were only 289 of them produced in total. The Il-62 set a number of world records for speed and flight length. For many decades, the Il-62 served as the governmental version of “Airforce One” for the USSR, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and North Korea. The longest flight made by an Il-62 was 10,000 km, and it is still in use to this day.

 

Serge Stamper's Aviation Collection

Serge Stamper’s pride is his full collection of Russian stamps, the oldest being from 1857, which he is thrilled to share with us. Collecting, which includes of course collecting stamps, is for Stamper a tool used to investigate life. Here Stamper’s aim was researching Russian and Soviet aviation. Aviation in the Soviet Union was considered a supremely important field, on the same level as space exploration. Stamper’s most vivid recollections include flying on expeditions in a Soviet An-2 airplane and in Mi-4, Mi-6, and Mi-8 helicopters. Yes, he loves to fly as well! 

Who is Serge Stamper?

Stamper is a man with an interesting life story. He spent his childhood in a circle of young natural scientists at the Darwin Museum, the largest museum of natural science in Europe. His passion for biology and botany are still aflame. In his youth Stamper worked on geological expeditions in Chukotka and on the border with Afghanistan. He learned the trade of jeweler and engraver at the Stroganov Academy, one of the top three art universities in Russia. In the 1990s and 2000s he became involved in business and was quite successful. Serge also has a passion for collecting. He amassed a collection of contemporary art, and dreams of starting a heraldry collection (but claims he is too lazy). However, realizing his long-held passion for biology is a must. We chose Serge Stamper as a supplier for our shop because of the wide range of his interests, his exquisite taste, and his incessant curiosity. 

 

What else you need to know about this t-shirt:

Enjoy everything you love about the fit, feel and durability of a vintage t-shirt, in a brand new version. Slight scoop neck.

• Polyester retains shape and elasticity; Cotton lends both comfort and durability; addition of Rayon makes for a unique texture and drapes against the body for a slimming look.
• Slim fit
• Slight scoop neck
• Order processing time usually takes 3-7 business days before shipment
• This work is final sale and not eligible for return

Size guide

  S M L XL
Chest (inches) 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48
Waist (inches) 30-32 32-33 33-34 36-38

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