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1/12 Project Mercury - America's First Manned Orbital Spacecraft (Plastic Kit)
1/12 Project Mercury - America's First Manned Orbital Spacecraft (Plastic Kit) by Model Rectifier. Ages 14+. 1/12 Scale. The Launch That Started It All May 5, 1961, a day that tested the strength and will of man. Project Mercury had three goals: to orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth, to investigate man's ability to function in space, and to recover both man and spacecraft safely. The success of the first launch, Freedom 7 paved the way for five more manned launches as part of Project Mercury, and the rest is history...Bring home a piece of history with this 1/12 scale replica. From the escape tower to the crew cabin, no detail has been overlooked. The attention to detail will astound you. The capsule model reaches well over 2. in length and makes a stellar addition to your space memorobilia collection. Corrugated exterior covered with rivets and fully engraved markings, Marvelously detailed cockpit interior Includes escape tower, antenna fairing, recovery compartment, crew cabin, heat shield, vinyl astronaut figure, and retropack, All parts fit together beautifully Comes with decals for you to build any one of the legendary Mercury capsules. Skill level 2.