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#AA-5003   1/144 scale  Molniya Buran OK-92  Original military space bomber version

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

49 resin parts

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Decal

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Width 152 mm

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Length 253 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 1972, U.S. President Nixon approved a program to develop a reusable Space Shuttle system. In the USSR, the space shuttle was viewed first of all as a carrier of nuclear weapons. The Soviet military convinced that U.S. planned to use the shuttle for a pre-emptive nuclear strike on Russia. Therefore the USSR needed an analogous capability to maintain the strategic balance. In 1976, the Ministers of the USSR launched the program of the reusable spacecraft system. 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 two designs, the OK-120 and OK-92 were submitted and the OK-92 which was fitted with two air-jet engines for flight in the atmosphere was signed. Before the construction began, the final design was split into two configurations, the aero test prototype OK-GLI that keeping the jet engines mounted at the rear and the space flight vehicles OK-1.01 that only installed with rocket engines.

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Reusable winged spacecraft

To counter the possible activities of the opponent to use the space in a military way

22.00m.

36.50m.

15.80m.

40x Reentry control system rocket engine

2x TRD D-30KP Turbofan engine

1x Orbit attitude and maneuvering system rocket engine

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Model References

The Anigrand's Buran OK-92 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-92 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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