Buran - workaholic Russian North
• Buran - Russian North workaholic
Buran - the legendary Soviet snowmobile, which runs where stalled Yamaha. He did not break and will not let you down deep in the tundra. This is the only and uncontested transport Russian North. In Naran-Mare even hosts an annual championship racing on snow-storms!
In March, I dashed off plenty of snowmobiling in the NAO and KhMAO like driving or as a passenger, and this, I tell you, very Neskuchnoye lesson and now I distinguish from the tent scraper and know the secret of a smooth ride. But the most fun - this is the moment when the snowmobile flipped and buried in the snow, and yet close to the track of snow more than the waist! Well all together or when you need to pull the sled up the hill on wet snow. Go to the north, no bourgeois attractions to be compared with the race on a snowmobile!
"Buran" - a series of Soviet and Russian universal Two track snowmobiles. Series Index - SB-640. Produced since 1971 in Rybinsk today JSC "Russian mechanics" - a subsidiary of NPO "Saturn". The prototype of Buran snowmobile became a Canadian Bombardier Ski-Doo
The special design Buran snowmobile - is a swivel-bearing ski and two traction tracks, it possible to obtain a large bearing surface area with a small length of the snowmobile. Due to this, Buran snowmobiles are unmatched by passing the forest thickets, ravines and small undergrowth. Initially Buran - a utilitarian snowmobile towing sled so Burana is for everyday task that snowmobile handles 5 points. Of particular note is the engine - it has a small degree of compression, which allows it to consume fuel as gasoline A-76, AI-80.
Mileage Rybinsk - Naryan-Mar - Vorkuta, 1974:
Buying fur reindeer herders:
And this is the fruit of wild imagination of Soviet engineers:
Of course Burana is now forced to make room under the pressure of pits, but if in Naryan-modern machines are considered more attractive, in Ugut (150 km from Surgut) is called Buran more passable in a small period of snow due to the presence of one ski, and not two.
Sani behind the NAO called "scraper", excluding cargo they can carry 2-4 passengers who shrank tightly into each other and bumpers, where each roughness gives impetus somewhere between the liver and the heart! The track is flat can not be, by definition, because the snow is rolled into a small hill. But life does not seem raspberries - passengers splash gas flow from the exhaust pipe!
This "kibitka" - closed cabin for 4 persons, there is a little warmer, but just as well shakes. Absolutely perfect vehicle to experience what a shaker. No fancy rides and some were not!
And this is how we Sergei went to the tent of indigenous Khanty Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug. It's a few hours a snowmobile on the delta of the rivers and lakes, the forests and the hills. Beauty that is indescribable, even a full-frame DSLR!
Spring Snow - a relatively heavy, and our Buran did not take one of the lifts, it was necessary to raise the sled by the Volga boatmen:
And in Naryan-Mar are the annual race on the snow-storms - "Buran-Day", is the most important holiday of March in Naryan-Mar. True, they say that there is not quite Burana serial even Shes very pumped, but look serious competition.
members are arranged in a line and whistle run to the snowmobile and give birth to it:
I tried different snowmobiles, most liked the black and yellow "Tiksi-250", well, it's because, perhaps, that Yakutia sunk deep into the soul
Even the police in the north - a snowmobile!