Buran Space Shuttle: Reclaimed by nature.

The sad state of the Buran’s wind tunnel wooden model (1:3 scale) forgotten on a corner of the Zhukovsky airfield. This model reproduced the OK-GLI shape;  Buran aerodynamic “analogue” test vehicle configuration. The Buran Analog BST-02  was constructed in 1984 and employed in a role similar to NASA Enterprise. Unlike the American, this proof-of-concept  aircraft didn’t need a mothership thanks to its four rear mounted AL-31 jet engines.

Nothing compares to Russia when you’re looking for pretty wrecks.


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