10 Russian BURAN Space Shuttle Scale Model

Russian BURAN Space Shuttle Scale Model

Posted on August 25, 2015 by tim


A Russian man has made a scale model of the one and only Soviet space shuttle Buran. The model is very detailed and we could not find it online so we decided to publish it here.


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The Buran shuttle has four rocket engines.

There were only a few examples of this shuttle produced - this particular model is the BTS-002 - the second Buran ever made. In total, it made twenty four flights with eight hours of flight time. It is now stationed in a German museum.

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10 Responses to “Russian BURAN Space Shuttle Scale Model”

  1. Alain says:

    Very nice model ! Shame the real ones are either derelict, destroyed or sold abroad, mainly because of corruption in the country. It would have been so useful now (except if it had suffered the same problems as the American shuttle, which we will never know)…

    • Darius says:

      As far as I know Russians concluded mutch mutch ealrier than US that this type of travel to space is way to expensive.
      That is why the new projects use much smaller and often unmanned vehicles.

  2. john says:

    Nice work.

  3. Mikaelo says:

    How could you not find the model online? It is available by Amodel in plastic under 1/72 scale

  4. u says:

    one is now here to show this in good condition

    http://speyer.technik-museum.de/de/spaceshuttle-buran

    nearly a Concorde, Ju 52, Tu 144, the Racer Blue Flame…

  5. Pom2Ter says:

    I saw the one they moved to Germany and it is an awesome sight! It is so sad that they never used it for flight. I would have really liked to know more details of it’s flights.

  6. Pom2Ter says:

    I meant that they never used Buran for normal space flights with cosmonauts. I know they used it for test flights and atmospheric flights

  7. clip87 says:

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buran_(spacecraft)

  8. Shawn Eddy says:

    They were JET not Rocket engines. Saturn AL-31’s (Turbo Jets)

  9. Shawn Eddy says:

    They were Jet engines not Rocket, Saturn AL-31’s to be precise.

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