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Old 05-29-2010, 04:25 PM
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The Buran OK-GLI is in a museum here in Germany, I've seen it a few weeks ago.



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Old 05-29-2010, 04:34 PM
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I realize that Buran is a knockoff, but that pic lools like a mockup, or a preproduction mule. Is it?
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Old 05-29-2010, 08:11 PM
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It was a glider for approach and landing tests, like the Enterprise.
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That particular Buran was one up on the Enterprise...it actually had jet engines on it so it could fly under power...something the first US Orbiter couldn't do.

Last pics I saw of that one it was sitting in what looked like a parking lot, or it may have been Gorky Park.

Funny how the way it's displayed is very much like the way the Enterprise is...
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:55 PM
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I guess all the Soviets could afford were stencils for lettering, after putting a go around option in rather than dead stick.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:13 AM
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Last pics I saw of that one it was sitting in what looked like a parking lot, or it may have been Gorky Park.
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:35 AM
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Ah...that was the first Buran mock-up, wasn't it?
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Those vehicles kinda remind me of something.....
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:17 AM
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Its hard for me to look at this ship as nothing more than a rip off of real ingenuity and artistry but it's still apart of history...that most people don't know about.
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