Myasishchev VM-T Atlant/Buran: The Primordial Titan.

Myasishchev VM-T Atlant/Buran: The Primordial Titan

The astonishing Atlant was an oversize cargo aircraft used in the Energiya/Buran space program. A derivative of one of my favourites, the 3MN-2 (M-4/3M family), the Atlant was designed as a stopgap asset until the arrival of the definitive -and awesome- An 225. The two VM-7 proved their worth undertaking more than 150 delivery trips carrying component of the Energiya/Buran system.

A very dynamic if inexact drawing. It has a wrong “3MD nose” and when carried by the VM-T the Buran had its vertical fin removed to give sufficient stability to the combination and to also to reduce the weight.

Source: “Soviet Military Power”, 1985.


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