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#AA-5002   1/144 scale  Molniya Buran OK-1.01  Soviet space shuttle orbiter

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

43 resin parts

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Decal

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Width 166 mm

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Length 252 mm

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Unit price: US$68

Shipping charge: US$10

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

Extra decal

US$3.50

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Spacecraft History and Specification

In 1974, after failure of the N-1 Lunar rocket, the Soviet military preferred a new family of modular following the loss of space race to America. In 1976, the Ministers of the USSR launched the program of the reusable spacecraft system. The former OKB-1 bureau was restructured to NPO Energia enterprise that in charge of the program development. The U.S. shuttle design was studied by Russian scientists and the obvious choice was a straight aerodynamic copy of it. The military specification was issued at the same time with the code name Buran. MiG was selected as subcontractor to build the orbiter. For this purpose, MiG spun off a new design bureau, Molniya. The construction of the shuttles began in 1980. The first flight schedule was planned in 1983 but development problems led to serious delay. In 1984 the first full-scale Buran was rolled out. For working up the most responsible flight phase, the flight test prototype Buran OK-GLI was constructed and performed 24 flights. In 1988, the Energia carried unmanned Buran orbiter and completed first and only launch of the Energia-Buran program. The Buran orbited the earth twice and performed automated landing.

Type:

Purpose:

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Engine:

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Max.speed:

Crew:

Reusable winged spacecraft

To run applied military studies and experiments for the creation of huge space complex

23.92m.

36.37m.

16.35m.

8x Retros rocket engine

38x Reentry control system rocket engine

2x Orbit attitude and maneuvering system rocket engine

360 km/h (Landing)

10 (Maximum)

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Model References

The Anigrand's Buran can be combined with Energia booster to become the model of Energia-Buran.

Click "here" to our 1/144 scale Energia rocket web-page for ordering the Energia model kit.

The Molniya Buran OK-1.01 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S.A. & U.S.S.R. space shuttles

U.S.S.R. Buran program

Buran OK-1.01

Buran OK-GLI analog

Buran OK-92

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