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1/72 Spacecraft Series - Mercury Spacecraft (2 kits)


Manufactured by: Horizon Models

SKU: HORI-2003
Price: AU$32.95

US$24.04;  €20.63
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    Product Description
    This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

    The dream of manned spaceflight became a reality in the early 1960's. Flying solo aboard the Mercury capsule, six brave American Astronauts helped pioneer mankind's early exploration of space. Riding powerful rockets, they would experience extreme acceleration during the rapid ascent into space and reach speeds up to 27,500 kilometres per hour. Early suborbital flights lasted about 15 minutes, whilst later orbital missions would circle the earth every 90 minutes. Upon re-entry, the ablative shield on the outside of their capsule would save them from temperatures over 1,000 degrees Celsius. Once in Earth's atmosphere, a large parachute would slow them and their capsule to a safe speed, allowing a splash down in the ocean. The successful Mercury? program paved the way for more ambitious manned spaceflight programs, which eventually saw man walk on the moon.
    Parts and decals to make two Mercury Spacecraft
    Choose from three different flight modes - launch, orbit or re-entry
    Detailed Mercury capsule with shingles and bolts finely reproduced
    Parts to build boilerplate, porthole or window versions of the capsule
    Finely engraved recessed panel lines
    High quality water-slide decals included
    Display stands included
    Photo-etch parts included
    Length: approx. 110 mm (without stand)
    Diameter: 26 mm
    Parts: 24 per model
    Designed in Australia
    Plastic parts moulded in China
    Photo-etch parts and box made in Australia
    Decals printed in USA by Microscale Industries

    • Manufactured by: Horizon Models
    • SKU: HORI-2003
    • Package Weight: 171g
    • 5 Units in Stock
    • Code: [L-16L-P3]


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