Aleksey Perelet

Alexey Dmitrievich Perelet (Russian: Алексей Дмитриевич Перелёт; 14 January 1914 – 11 May 1953) was a Soviet pilot who was the principal test pilot for military aircraft prototypes produced by Tupolev during World War II. Perelet was born in the village of Voronki, then part of the Russian Empire[1] and started his test pilot career in 1943, working for the Tupolev aerospace and defense company. He tested and flew the following planes: Tu-4,[2] Tu-10, Tu-16, Tu-77, Tu-82, Tu-85 and Tu-95. He died on 11 May 1953 in a crash while testing the Tu-95/1 prototype plane with 2TV-2F engines.[3]

Aleksey Perelet
Perelet in military uniform
Native name
Алексей Дмитриевич Перелёт
Born14 January 1914
Voronki, Poltava Region, Russian Empire
present-day Ukraine
Died11 May 1953(1953-05-11) (aged 39)
Moscow, USSR
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Air Force
Years of service1939 – 1953
Battles/warsWorld War II


  1. ^ "А.Д.Перелет". Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  2. ^ Andreev, Alexandre Yu. Savine, Sergey V. "Tu-10, Tu-4, ANT-68 by A.N.Tupolev". Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  3. ^ "Alexey D. Perelet — Туполев". (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2018-03-31. Retrieved 2018-03-30.