The BUK Missile System That Shot Down the Malaysian Airlines Plane Preserved in a Museum in Tuusula

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Buk-M1-2 SAM system. Picture: Creative Commons

UPDATE February 6 – Sentence edited to a more accurate description: The Anti-Aircraft Museum in Tuusula, southern Finland, will preserve and put on display the BUK anti-aircraft missile system – a model similar to the one that was used to shoot down Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane in Ukraine in July 2014. 

The Anti-Aircraft Museum in Tuusula, southern Finland, will preserve and put on display the BUK anti-aircraft missile system – a model similar to the one that was used to shoot down Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane in Ukraine in July 2014. The downing killed 298 people on board, including 80 children. (Read our story: The Buk Missile Test Was Supposed to Remain as a Secret)

Finland is the first country in the world to preserve a BUK missile system.

The carriage part will be exhibited on Saturday, February 4. The complete ITO 96 BUK M1 system will be on display on Ferbuary 14 when colonels Rauli Korpela and Pertti Viik will introduce the weapon to the patrons.

Finland bought three BUK missile batteries from Russia in 1996 to replace an outdated version of an anti-aircraft missile system. BUK M1 systems are still used in Georgia, Russia and Ukraine.

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ITO 96 BUK M1 at the national parade for the Finnish independence in Lahti in 2005. Picture: Creative Commons

The Anti-Aircraft Museum is located at
Klaavolantie 2
04300 TUUSULA