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Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« on: April 01, 2017, 11:48:36 am »
Here is the virtual tour to see the exhibition of MAI' museum.
Lot of personnel' photos and memorabilia.
No real aircraft, but a number of scale models and some curious projects.

http://artstudio-3d.ru/www-77/mai/index.html
Use the navigation arrows on the page' down edge.

Some teasers:


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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 02:45:04 pm »
Amazing find my dear Silencer,

but who can ID them ?,and thanks.

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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 02:52:32 pm »
From left to right - Grach (Rook), Foton (Photon) and Semurg
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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 04:34:38 pm »
Thank you my dear Flateric.

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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 10:56:58 pm »
As supplement to MAI museum - page of OSKBES (Design Bureau of an Experimental Aircraft Construction of Aircraft Constructing Faculty) of the same university.
English and Russian versions available.

Some historical background:  http://www.oskbes.ru/about-h-e.html
Flying machines (from aircraft to dirigibles, from UAVs to autogyros): http://www.oskbes.ru/prod-e.html

Including Photon, testbed for wing boundary layer control.

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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017, 11:06:58 pm »
There were two various MAI aircrafts dubbed Photon. First one - an multipurpose general aviaton type based on several students projects under auspices of chief designer Badyagin - is on exibit at museum.

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"There are many disbelievers in
stealth, more than a few of them truly technically ignorant and proud of it." Sherm Mullin, Skunk Works

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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2017, 04:24:13 am »
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"Грач"/"Grach"/"Rook" (1969) - thesis project K. Zidowetski, under the direction of A.Badyagin.
Span - 13.9 m
Wing area is - 27,5m2
Takeoff weight - 2220 kg
Payload - 800kg
The length of the run - 150m
The thrust of the engine is 660 kg.
The aircraft projects "Grach-2" and "Grach-3" (1980)  (the head of the works of A. Badyagin) was developed on the basis of An-2 (used some of his fuselage, landing gear, engine and agricultural equipment)
"Grach-4" (1981)  (the head of the works of A. Badyagin)  http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4168.0.html
All work stopped at the level of drawings, patents and models.
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"Фотон"/"Photon" /2GTD-350/ (1972) - under the direction of A.Badyagin.
Span - 21,5 m
Wing area is - 24m2
Takeoff weight - 2580 kg
Payload - 700kg
Speed - 345 km/h

In the early eighties in the MAI under the leadership of K. Zhidovetsky, for the study of energy systems increase the lift force of the aircraft was developed by several projects (including light attack) under the name "Photon"...
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About the project "Semurg" - http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,19066.msg218646.html#msg218646
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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2017, 05:41:16 am »
Thank you my dear Borovik,

and that's Grach-?.

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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2017, 07:07:50 am »
And what about the space shuttle identity?

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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2017, 07:34:22 am »
It's the RP-Kh ('РП-Х'), designed at MAI in 1978.

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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2017, 08:20:43 am »
To the left of the display case (in another case with the photo of the miniature helicopter) there is a model that looks like an enlarged MAI-63... any idea what that is?

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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2017, 08:49:37 am »
Thank you my dear Boxkite.

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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2017, 08:52:43 am »
Thank you my dear Borovik,

and that's Grach-?.
Once more. This is Foton (first with this designation).
"There are many disbelievers in
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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2017, 09:08:40 am »
Thank you my dear Borovik,

and that's Grach-?.
Once more. This is Foton (first with this designation).

OK my dear Flateric.

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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2017, 10:57:23 am »
To Hesham-
As Grigory (and Thomas) wrote - from left to right
1) Grach (1969), 2) Photon (1972), 3) Semurg (1972), 4) RP-X (1978)
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To the left of the display case (in another case with the photo of the miniature helicopter) there is a model that looks like an enlarged MAI-63... any idea what that is?
- Avimimus
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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2017, 02:16:57 pm »
Many thanks to you my dear Borovik

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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2017, 03:53:29 pm »
Ah - the predecessor to the MAI-63! Now I know what it looks like! :)

Thanks Borovik!

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"There are many disbelievers in
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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2018, 12:24:01 am »
https://tinyurl.com/luzn8ud

Looks like a great museum to visit. Some awesome stuff there!


Great topic folks, thanks a lot to everyone!
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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2018, 08:12:47 am »
Does anyone know what was this twin-engined attack aircraft?

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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2018, 11:05:33 pm »
Looks a bit like a Petlyakov Pe-3 (1941) with the guns installed in the nose, some aircraft were also equipped with 8 × RO-80 rockets.

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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2018, 11:14:45 pm »
Grushin Gr-1 heavy fighter, first flight in 1941
http://airwar.ru/enc/fww2/gr1.html

It's author, Pyotr D. Grushin after WW2 became surface-to-air missiles desinger.
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"There are many disbelievers in
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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2018, 03:52:02 am »
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"There are many disbelievers in
stealth, more than a few of them truly technically ignorant and proud of it." Sherm Mullin, Skunk Works

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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2018, 04:43:45 am »
Thank you my dear Flateric,

and what was those ?.

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Re: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2018, 11:01:40 am »
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Grushin Gr-1 heavy fighter, first flight in 1941

Thanks guys :)!