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Dragon Models 1:72 Aerospace Program 50393
McDonnell Mercury Spacecraft Display Model
NASA, Mercury 4 Liberty Bell 7, Gus Grissom, Launch July 21st, 1961, w/Launch Escape System

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
McDonnell Mercury Spacecraft   2"   1"

NASA's Mercury program was a series of manned spaceflights in the important buildup to putting a man on the Moon. Spacecraft "Liberty Bell 7" flew 480km at a maximum altitude of 190km and a maximum speed of 1,969m/s. The naming is because of the shape of the craft as well as an association with the original Liberty Bell. Of interest, the 1,286kg Liberty Bell 7 was the first Mercury craft with a centerline trapezoid-shaped window instead of two portholes. Another innovation with this spacecraft was an explosive hatch release that allowed a rapid emergency escape. After performing its flight, Liberty Bell 7 splashed down in the ocean, although the craft subsequently sank to the bottom before it could be retrieved by helicopter. As a fitting final note, the Mercury spacecraft was salvaged 38 years later in 1999.

McDonnell Mercury Spacecraft

Project Mercury was the United States' first human spaceflight program running from 1959 through 1963 with the goal of putting a human in orbit around the Earth.

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Dragon's 1:72 scale Mercury Spacecraft is constructed entirely of plastic with an internal metal weight to enhance overall feel. The space capsule features the accurate look and feel of simulated corrugated metal surface found on the real vehicle. The nose can be fitted with an intricately detailed removable escape rocket tower or reconfigured for earth orbit display with the reentry spoiler in the deployed position. The capsule also features three separately applied simulated straps holding the retro-rocket package to the rear heat shield. The model mounts to its display stand to showcase the model as it would appear in flight.

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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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