February 2, 2010

Prototype Soviet Spacecraft Paper Models

The former Soviet Union developed numerous spacecraft for space exploration, but most of these vehicles were never put into service. Two paper model examples of these prototype Soviet spacecraft are pictured above. On the left is the LEK Lunar Lander which was developed in the late 70's. It was intended to function in the same way as the US Apollo Lunar Module. On the right is the Buran Orbiter, a rival of the US Space Shuttle. After one unmanned flight in 1988, the Buran project was abandoned. Both these paper models are the work of Leo Cherkashyn. The templates may be downloaded here and here.

Related Papercraft Posts:
Space Shuttle Papercraft
Lunar Module Papercraft

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