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Dragon Models 1:400 Aerospace Program 56394
ULA Delta II Rocket Diecast Model
USAF, 3-Piece Set w/Launch Towers

1:400 Scale   Length   Width
ULA Delta II Rocket   4"   0.5"

The USA planned to phase out all expendable launch vehicles (ELV) after the Space Shuttle entered service. However, the Challenger accident of 1986 changed all that, and the Delta program was restarted. Termed Delta II, these rockets achieved their 75th consecutive successful launch on 18 September 2007. To date, they have made 151 launches since 1989, and the type is recognized as the most reliable system in service. Originally built by McDonnell Douglas, production for both US government and commercial entities is now the responsibility of United Launch Alliance (ULA). As an ELV, each rocket can only be launched once. A Delta II rocket consists of Stage I tanks, solid rocket boosters, interstage, Stage II tanks, optional Stage III rocket motor, and finally the payload fairing (nose cone). Four further Delta II launches are scheduled, carrying SMAP and OCO 2 satellites in 2014, and JPSS-1 and ICESat-2 satellites in 2016. Beyond that, the future of the Delta II is uncertain. However, this space rocket has proven a hugely successful design and this 3-in-1 kit from Dragon offers a range of payloads. This versatility makes it even more desirable as part of a space model collection. For ultimate impact, the Delta II model can be displayed on a launch pad.

ULA Delta II Rocket

The Delta rocket is a general purpose expendable launch vehicle that was first flown on May 13th, 1960. The first Delta rockets were modified from the PGM-17 Thor ballistic missile. By using a tried-and-tested missile system, the Delta rockets proved a reliable means of launching satellites while more advanced launch vehicles were developed. More than 300 Delta rockets have been launched, with a 95% success rate. The complete Delta family spans, in increasing size and power, from the Delta I thru Delta IV. The Delta II and Delta IV systems are still in use today.

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Dragon Models 1:400 Aerospace Program

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

Dragon Models "Aerospace Program" diecast model spacecraft feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • 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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