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Buran missile
Buran missile - M-42 and M-44 Buran trisonic ramjet missiles were considered in both manned and unmanned versions.

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Gross Mass: 53,000 kg. Empty Mass: 15,000 kg. Thrust (vac): 10,600 kgf. Isp: 1,500 sec. Burn time: 8,500 sec. Propellants: Air/Kerosene Isp(sl): 0 sec. Diameter: 2.4 m. Span: 11.6 m. Length: 23.3 m. Country: Russia. No Engines: 1. RD-020 Status: Cancelled November 1957. Comments: 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.
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