Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

Space technology of the USSR. The only Soviet reusable spacecraft to be launched into space: Buran OK-1K1

Buran (Russian: Буран ОК-1К1, “Snowstorm” or “Blizzard”; GRAU classification: “11F35 K1”) was the first spaceplane to be produced as part of the Soviet/Russian Buran programme. Besides describing the first operational Soviet/Russian shuttle orbiter, “Buran” was also the designation for the whole Soviet/Russian spaceplane project and its orbiters, which were known as “Buran-class spaceplanes”.

OK-1K1 completed one …