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#AA-2004   1/72 scale  Mikoyan MiG-105-11 EPOS  Russian Space-plane / Lifting body project

 

Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

19 resin parts

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Clear-cast canopy & Decal

 

Span 102 mm

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Length 111 mm

 

Unit price: US$30

Shipping charge: US$3.00

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$0.2

 

Aircraft History and Specification

In 1964, Soviet Defense Ministry issued a 5-years military space plan, that included the "Spiral" space-plane project. The MiG 105-11 EPOS was planned as an experimental manned spacecraft, that was under development in Mikoyan bureau as a part of the Spiral program. The Spiral space system consisted of an orbital spacecraft (MiG 105) with a rocket booster and supersonic aircraft-carrier (Tupolev Article 50). After completing its orbital mission, the spacecraft would be re-entry to earth's atmosphere with the wings set as a 60-degree that served as the vertical stabilizers. The program started without leadership support in 1965. Also due to the technical difficulties, only the MiG 105-11 was built. The first flight was planned to take place in 1967, but was delayed 10 years later in October 1976. Totally eight flight tests were made that included air-drop launches from a Tu-95K Bomber. In 1978, the program was ended as the funding was halted for the new Buran Shuttle program.

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Experimental manned orbital spacecraft

To access lifting body flight characteristics

7.4m

8m

3.5m

Koliesov RD 36-35-K turbojet

Supposed to Mach 6

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