Space Shuttle Craft, Revell 1/189?
This reusable Shuttle concept is a design by Krafft A. Ehricke, a rocket scientist while working for Convair. It dates back to the late fifties, While the craft would never be built,he was correct in the concept, multiple stages for the launch, reusable shuttle that glides back for the landing, he also conceptualized the need for a heat shield material for the glider's reentry.
The kit is a 1996 reissue of the 1959 kit. Recently our friends at Atlantis models introduced it again with a revised decal sheet of which I bought a sheet for use on this Revell edition,using the USAF markings,I had some older NASA markings ala the X-15 of which I added also.
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