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1/72 Spacecraft Series - Mercury Redstone


Manufactured by: Horizon Models

SKU: HORI-2004
Price: AU$47.50

US$34.66;  €29.74
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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.

    In 1961, two brave men became the first Americans to fly into space. Launched atop Redstone rockets, they experienced incredible acceleration during 142 seconds of powered flight, after which their Mercury spacecraft separated from the booster to coast majestically to altitudes over 117 miles (188 km). From there they would experience about five minutes of weightlessness, and gaze down upon the Earth from their incredible vantage point. A short time later, their re-entry would begin - racing back towards the Earth until they hit the atmosphere, the deceleration building up until they reached about 11g, after which their parachute would deploy to slow their spacecraft so they could safely splash down in the Atlantic Ocean. Only two men would fly the Mercury-Redstone, but they paved the way for more ambitious spaceflights which eventually saw man walk on the moon.
    Detailed Mercury capsule with shingles and bolts
    Finely detailed Redstone rocket with launch stand
    Finely engraved recessed panel lines and bolts
    Parts and decals included to build any Mercury-Redstone mission
    Alternate parts for early porthole and boilerplate capsules
    High quality water-slide decals and detailed instructions included
    Photo-etch parts for Mercury- capsule and Redstone booster
    Length: approx. 353mm (13.9") (without stand)
    Diameter: 25mm (1.0")
    Width: 54mm (2.1")
    Parts: 48 (plastic) plus 29 (photo-etch)
    Made in Australia
    Decals printed in USA by Microscale Industries

    • Manufactured by: Horizon Models
    • SKU: HORI-2004
    • Package Weight: 238g
    • Over 5 Units in Stock
    • Code: [P-13R-2]


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