Aviation Photo #0909032 Myasishchev VM-T Atlant (3M-T) - Untitled

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One of two specially created planes for transporting soviet shuttle "Buran" and large elements of "Energiya" rocket from plants to launch pad. Converted from 3MN-2 (Bison-B) strategic bomber and first flew in April 1982. This aircraft is fitted with "3GT" payload which is the nose and tail's fairing for the "Energiya" fuel tank. Both VM-Ts were used in 1982-1988 and performed about 150 flights. MAKS 2005
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    Andrey Nesvetaev
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    Myasishchev VM-T Atlant (3M-T)
    Myasishchev M-4/3M/VM-T
    Myasishchev M-4/3M/VM-T
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    RF-01502
    Ramenskoye (Zhukovsky)
    Russia
    August 18, 2005
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Photo Added: August 28, 2005

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Anonymous
11 years ago
Unique Photo! Great shot!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Rare bird with unusal radome. I only wish there was more caption info, but considering the subjest matter, I understand.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The 'box' is a storage / cargo carrying section ..

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