Dragonís announcement of a new Space Collection item at the Tokyo Hobby Show created a huge buzz! The cause was a 1/72 scale replica of a Saturn V rocket. We canít say itís a miniature model, for itís absolutely enormous even in 1/72 scale! Indeed, the fully built-up model stands 1.5m tall.
As the longest, heaviest and most powerful rocket ever produced, the original Saturn V stood 110.6m high and had a diameter of 10.1m. The Saturn V was at the heart of NASAís Apollo and Skylab programs between 1967 and 1973. It was able to launch a 45-tonne payload into space beyond Low Earth Orbit. A total of 13 Saturn V launches took place, every one of them a success, and they safely delivered 24 astronauts to the Moon.
As impressive as the real Saturn rocket system is, viewers of this Space Collection item from Dragon will cause jaws to drop and draw gasps of astonishment! While the model makes use of the Command/Service Module (CSM) and Launch Escape System produced earlier, the rest of this monstrous 1/72 scale rocket comes from brand new toolings. All the relevant detail is carefully reproduced on the three rocket stages, and the completed model comes with accurate painting and markings. The Saturn V is most suitable for display at home as a centerpiece of any space fanís collection. It comes with a stable circular base to allow it to be freestanding on the floor. Impress and be impressed with this fantastic model!