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Dragon Models 1:72 Aerospace Program 50370
Display Model
Apollo 18/Soyuz 19, July 1975, Apollo + Soyuz Module 2-Piece Set

Rare and Collectible

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
North American Apollo CSM   6"   2.25"
Korolyov Soyuz Spacecraft   4.25"   1.5"

The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project flew in July 1975. It was the last Apollo mission, the first joint U.S./Soviet space flight, and the last manned US space mission until the first Space Shuttle flight in April 1981. Though the mission included both joint and separate scientific experiments (including an engineered eclipse of the Sun by Apollo for Soyuz to take photographs of the solar corona) and provided useful engineering experience for future joint US/Russian space flights such as the Shuttle-Mir Program and the International Space Station, its primary purpose was symbolic. ASTP was a symbol of détente that the two superpowers were pursuing at the time, and it ended the tension of the Space Race.

This historic moment in space is the subject of a new 1/72 scale model in Dragon’s Space Collection. The fully finished model is highly detailed, and it shows the two spacecraft docked as they orbit the Earth. In fact, the miniature is made even more special by the fact that this is the first Soyuz craft in Dragon’s range. Its appearance, as well as that of new-tooled Apollo 18, is accurately depicted. Commemorate this historic détente in space with this 1/72 scale Apollo-Soyuz double act!

North American Apollo CSM

Built for NASA by North American Aviation, the Apollo Command/Service Module was first launched on January 20, 1966 during the A-004 flight that comprised the final test of the Apollo launch system. One of two spacecraft used for the Apollo program, the Command/Service Module (CSM), along with the Lunar Module, was used to land astronauts on the moon. The two part system included the disposable Service Module, which provided power, propulsion and storage and was cast off prior to re-entry, and the Command Module, which housed the crew and the equipment necessary for a successful re-entry and splashdown at the end of a mission.

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Korolyov Soyuz Spacecraft

Designed for the Soyuz space program, the Soyuz spacecraft was first launched (unmanned) on November 28th, 1966. It was originally designed as part of the Soviet Manned Lunar program to put a man on the moon, in competition with the US Apollo program. The Soyuz spacecraft built on the lessons learned from the Voshkod spacecraft and has proven to be extremely reliable. Soyuz spacecraft were used to transport crews to the Salyut and Mir Soviet space stations and are still in use today transporting crews and equipment to the International Space Station.

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Dragon's 1:72 scale Apollo spacecraft is comprised of an accurately recreated Command Module permanently mated to an equally detailed Service Module. The Command Module is constructed in plastic with a metallic chrome finish, complete with a separately-attached docking probe mechanism, handles and umbilical cable fairing. The Service Module is made primarily from diecast metal, with plastic components used to achieve fine details such as the four equally spaced reaction control thruster assemblies. Other details include clearly visible raised electrical and environmental radiator panels, four delicate photo-etched metal deep space antennas that rotate in unison and a large engine nozzle that is beautifully replicated with crisp scale panel lines and internal nozzle details.

Dragon's 1:72 scale Soyuz spacecraft is construct entirely of solid plastic. The model is comprised of the Orbital Module, the Reentry Module and the Service Module each with the wrinkled finish of simulated thermal insulation sheets. Three communication antennas are separately applied to Orbital Module with two solar panel arrays separately attached to the Service Module. The solar panels are wonderfully recreated with each panel featuring the reflectivity of light on its simulated crystal structure. Additional features include a periscope on the Reentry Module and a separately applied umbilical connecting the Service and Orbital modules.

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Dragon Models 1:72 Aerospace Program

The Dragon Models "Aerospace Program" range presents detailed, ready-made plastic models of spacecraft and launch vehicles.

Dragon Models "Aerospace Program" display model spacecraft feature:

  • Molded plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

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