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Atlant, the Special Transport Aircraft

Posted on June 25, 2013 by team


Year 1976. The Soviet industry was trying to develop the transport system that would carry various heavy complexes like an aerospace vehicle “Buran”. The Soviet aircraft designer Vladimir Myasishchev offered to use a strategic bomber 3M for these very purposes.

The aircraft was designated as 3M-T (“Transport”). It was equipped with new twin-vertical tails so  the empennage of the old 3M was replaced with dihedral horizontal stabilizers with large rectangular end plate tailfins to accommodate any load that was twice the diameter of the aircraft’s fuselage.

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3 Responses to “Atlant, the Special Transport Aircraft”

  1. Osip says:

    I see many many beer cans for this aircrafts future

  2. Chai` says:

    Such a sad end for an imaginative design.

  3. Mukai says:

    Other pictures and explanations found here:
    http://www.buran-energia.com/vmt-atlant/vmt-desc.php

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