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Buran M-42 stage
Part of Buran M Family
Buran missile
Buran missile
M-42 and M-44 Buran trisonic ramjet missiles were considered in both manned and unmanned versions.
Credit: Khrunichev
Ramjet missile stage. Boosted by 4 x Glushko-engined boosters. 8,500 km cruise at Mach 3.1 at 18-20 km altitude with 3,500 kg warhead. Wing area 98 square meters; diameter of ramjet 2.0 m. Never reached flight test. Masses estimated based on missile known total mass.

AKA: Buran M-42. Status: Development ended 1957. Payload: 3,500 kg (7,700 lb). Thrust: 103.90 kN (23,358 lbf). Gross mass: 53,000 kg (116,000 lb). Unfuelled mass: 15,000 kg (33,000 lb). Specific impulse: 1,500 s. Burn time: 8,500 s. Height: 23.30 m (76.40 ft). Diameter: 2.40 m (7.80 ft). Span: 11.60 m (38.00 ft). Location: 915.

Release velocity: 915 m/s (3,001 ft/sec). Release altitude: 19 m (62 ft). Release conditions: 3,100 kph at 19 km.



Country: Russia. Engines: RD-020. Propellants: Air/Kerosene.

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