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Rockwell X15 with Blue Scout - Proposed satellite launch vehicle (Special Hobby)  NW019 image 1

Rockwell X15 with Blue Scout - Proposed satellite launch vehicle (Special Hobby) (New Ware Space Kits Series NW019)

€ 28.88
EU: incl. tax € 34.95
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Category:Aircraft Scale Modelling
Subcategory:Aircraft Modelling Conversion
Scale:1 : 48
Publisher/Brand:New Ware Space Kits Series
Availability:only 1 remaining

This product was added to our database on Sunday 5 April 2015.

Mind: this product is a conversion set used to convert or adapt a scalemodel. The scalemodel is not included and needs to be ordered separately.

Category Aircraft Scale Modelling, Subcategory Aircraft Modelling Conversion, Scale 1 : 48, ISBN/Box NW019, Publisher/Brand New Ware Space Kits Series, Version resin

Conversion set for Special Hobby's X-15 A-2 kit (#SH 48008)

15 resin parts + 51 decals

Most of the X-planes were air launched with the X-15 qualifying as a true air launched space vehicle. One advanced air launch plan involved mating the X-15 with a Blue Scout rocket for a double air launch. This system would have been able to orbit a 150 pound satellite 200 miles high or launch a 60 pound object to escape velocity. Plans were made to modify one of the X-15 aircraft by installing a retractable launch pylon and trapeze to hold the Blue Scout with wiring added for checkout and launching tasks. North American Aviation and the Ford Motor Company stated the system could be ready in nine months after the initial go ahead, however, this plan was never realized.

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