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Dragon Models 1:72 Aerospace Program 50397
North American Apollo CSM Display Model
NASA, Apollo 15 "Endeavour", Launch July 26th, 1971

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
North American Apollo CSM   6"   2.25"

The fourth American space mission to land on the Moon was Apollo 15, and it was conducted from 26 July to 7 August 1971 after a Saturn V rocket blasted the spacecraft into orbit. NASA described the mission as the “most successful manned flight” up till that point. This was because Apollo 15 was the first of what are described as “J missions”. A “J mission” was one that permitted a longer stay on the Moon’s surface to allow more intensive scientific experimentation and exploration. The Lunar Module (LM) with callsign Falcon stayed three days on the lunar surface and the two astronauts spent a total of 18.5 hours outside their craft over the course of three moonwalks. Apollo 15 also witnessed the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle, its top speed of 12km/h allowing the crew to foray much further afield from their LM. Simultaneously, the Command/Service Module (CSM) named Endeavour took a number of readings and photographs as it circled the Moon while awaiting the return of the LM.

This model is of the Apollo 15 CSM performing its space mission. The spacecraft has brand new parts, and it’s delivered fully finished and pre-painted so as to be ready for immediate display. A notable visual feature of the model is the distinctive antennas. As well as the steerable S-band high-gain (deep space) antenna for communications with Earth, there is a long HF dipole center-feed antenna. On the original craft, this retractable antenna measured some 80 feet in length. The Yagi seven-element antenna used for VHF communications is also mounted on the CSM. This Apollo 15 model performing its very first “J Mission” will add something special to any collection!

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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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.

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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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