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#AA-5003   1/144 scale  Molniya Buran OK-GLI  Atmospheric flight test prototype

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

61 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. In 1984, for working up the most responsible flight phase, the flight test prototype Buran OK-GLI was constructed. It was fitted with four AL-31 jet engines mounted at the rear. This Buran could take off under its own power for flight tests. It performed 24 flight tests and provide handling characteristics information of the orbiter design.

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Analogue aero test model

To provide information about the handling characteristics of the Buran design

23.92m.

36.37m.

16.35m.

4x Saturn/Lyulka AL-31F turbofans engine

360 km/h (Landing)

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Model References

The Molniya Buran OK-GLI 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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