Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) museum - virtual tour

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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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Amazing find my dear Silencer,

but who can ID them ?,and thanks.
 

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From left to right - Grach (Rook), Foton (Photon) and Semurg
 

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Thank you my dear Flateric.
 

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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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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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"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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Thank you my dear Borovik,

and that's Grach-?.
 

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And what about the space shuttle identity?
 

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It's the RP-Kh ('РП-Х'), designed at MAI in 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?
 

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Thank you my dear Boxkite.
 

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hesham said:
Thank you my dear Borovik,

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

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To Hesham-
As Grigory (and Thomas) wrote - from left to right
1) Grach (1969), 2) Photon (1972), 3) Semurg (1972), 4) RP-X (1978)
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
Glider LK-MAI (1958)
 

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Many thanks to you my dear Borovik
 

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Ah - the predecessor to the MAI-63! Now I know what it looks like! :)

Thanks Borovik!
 

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flateric said:
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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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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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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https://ru.m.wikinews.org/wiki/Вики-экскурсия_в_музей_Московского_Авиационного_Института
 
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