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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #20 on: 10/19/2005 03:31 AM »
That is terrible. Don't the Russians know how to look after them properly :(

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #21 on: 10/19/2005 03:36 AM »
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There were reports she was destroyed when her hanger roof collapsed. A model is in Gorky Park and another is with a rich Middle East guy, I think.

There where a couple of them, like four if I recall, and yes one did hit by a hanger..

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #22 on: 10/19/2005 04:13 AM »
There are some early testing models sitting out in some wastelands too. I remember seeing pictures of them online, some tourists found them, and managed to get inside and take pictures (they had been gutted inside, and abandoned)

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #23 on: 10/19/2005 04:19 AM »
Pretty sure it was Buran and not her younger sister which was lost in the hanger collapse. I didn't know too much about some other test models. Any images?

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #24 on: 10/19/2005 04:23 AM »
Thank you for the information and yes I would love to see some other images if possible.

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #25 on: 10/19/2005 04:28 AM »
Here is a comparision between the US and Russian Shuttle.

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #26 on: 10/19/2005 04:29 AM »
Here is an image of Buran as a baby :) Amusing to see the Bison Bomber managing to lift Buran here!

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #27 on: 10/19/2005 04:31 AM »
I am not sure where this image is taken from.

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #28 on: 10/19/2005 04:35 AM »
A Muslim Orbiter?? ;)

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #29 on: 10/19/2005 04:49 AM »
This I believe is the damage that was done. I see this was an ET and strap on boosters, you don't see Buran.

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #30 on: 10/19/2005 06:12 AM »
Apparently it is in the Persian Gulf. It is an atmospheric testing Buran 2 - guessing its the one that had the turbofan engines attached.

From http://www.bild.t-online.de/BTO/news/2004/09/23/shuttle__russen__wueste/russen__shuttle__wueste__gelandet.html

Translation from Babelfish

Russian spaceship in that
Arab desert landed
Of DITTMAR JURKO
   
   
Russisches Spaceshuttle Buran
Russian shuttle was considered as missed and in the Arab desert was now found for many years
Moscow - it was the most engaged project of Russian space travel with the code name "Buran"
(Schneegestoeber): The first flight in the universe with a Russian space shuttle!


The flight succeeded, since experts puzzle, where the four shuttle prototypes remained. Now picture readers found to one of the Russian orbital gliders in the Arab desert!


Volker hard man (54) from foam castle, Chris G. Maier (32) from Duesseldorf and Kai Niedermeier (39) from Solingen met the Kronprinzen sheikh Salman in the island state Bahrain are Hamad aluminium-Khalifa (34).

He told them the hiding place: "we drove with a jeep into border proximity to Saudi Arabia. There that stood for shuttles - taken off and leaves."
   
With the glider it acts around the "Buran 002", of four airworthy spaceships of this series: 36.37 meters long and 16.37 meters highly. It main header 25 times starting from 1993 was adjusted the space project. A Saudi bought that to shuttles, forgot it then in the desert.

And the other spaceships? One were dismantled destroyed, one, the parent ship are located today in the Muscovite fermenting AI park. One of the German discoverers wants to buy the "Buran 002" now for 300,000 dollar, so that on world tour go: "the sheikh agreed."




Images below are of Buran external, and internal.

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #31 on: 10/19/2005 11:28 AM »
It's so very sad to see how we treated those ships, although that was a throw back to the Soviet Union. We simply ran out of cash. The same thing can be seen in some of our major naval ports.

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #32 on: 10/19/2005 02:20 PM »
Photo from the Russian "Novosti kosmonavtiki" magazine

Technological model 4MT (above) and the second orbital spacecraft 2K (below) are stored in the assembly-refueling building on the area 112A of the Baikonur cosmodrome

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #33 on: 10/19/2005 02:23 PM »
Great image Anik. Are they still there, is this a recent photo?

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #34 on: 10/19/2005 02:31 PM »
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Are they still there?

Yes... They will stay there for ever... :(

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Is this a recent photo?

2004 year

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #35 on: 10/19/2005 02:39 PM »
Wow, great find Anik! Two near complete Orbiters (lacking paint of course).

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #36 on: 10/19/2005 02:52 PM »
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lacking paint of course

They dusty :(

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #37 on: 10/19/2005 03:06 PM »
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lacking paint of course

They dusty :(

:( Someone should give them both a good home. I'm sure you'd get a good price for them. Makes me sad to see them disrespected like this :(
Don't ya wish your spaceship was hot like me

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #38 on: 10/19/2005 03:15 PM »
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Flightstar - 19/10/2005  6:23 PM

Are they still there?

Yes... They will stay there for ever... :(

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Flightstar - 19/10/2005  6:23 PM

Is this a recent photo?

2004 year

Thank you, I had no idea these two still exsisted.

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #39 on: 10/19/2005 03:16 PM »
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I'm sure you'd get a good price for them

They are belonged to Kazakhstan... :(

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