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Herpa 1:400 Wings 562805
Buran Orbiter Display Model
CCCP-350002, Russia

1:400 Scale   Length   Width
Buran Orbiter   3.5"   2.25"

The construction of the Buran spacecraft began in 1980, and by 1984 the first full-scale orbiter was rolled out. The Buran spacecraft was made to be launched on the Soviet Union's super-heavy lift vehicle, Energia. An aerodynamic testbed, OK-GLI, was constructed in 1984 to test the in-flight properties of the Buran design. Unlike the American prototype Space Shuttle Enterprise, OK-GLI had four AL-31 turbofan engines fitted, meaning it was able to fly under its own power. Buran completed one uncrewed spaceflight in 1988, and was destroyed in the 2002 collapse of its storage hangar.

Buran Orbiter

Designed as a re-usable spacecraft for orbital human spaceflight, the Buran orbiter first flew on November 10, 1985. The Buran programme was started by the Soviet Union as a response to the United States Space Shuttle program and benefited from extensive espionage undertaken by the KGB of the unclassified US Space Shuttle program, resulting in many superficial and functional similarities between American and Soviet Shuttle designs.

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Herpa 1:400 Wings

The Herpa "1:400 Wings" range presents detailed, ready-made plastic models of civilian and military aircraft in 1:200 scale.

Herpa "1:400 Wings" display airplanes feature:

  • Molded plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Permanently extended landing gear with non-rotating wheels.

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