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USAF Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) 1/48 Scale Model Kit

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USAF Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) 1/48 Scale Model Kit :

An outgrowth of the X-20 Dyna-Soar program, the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) was a United States Air Force project designed to establish a semi-permanent military presence in low orbit. Announced in 1963, the program was designed to put two-man crews in orbit in 40-day shifts using modified Gemini B spacecraft. (The most significant modification was the addition of a circular hatch in the heat shield that would allow astronauts to move from the Gemini return vehicle into the main laboratory.) From orbit, the astronauts would conduct detailed military reconnaissance missions to keep tabs on the Soviet Union and other perceived enemies.

The MOL program was cancelled in 1969 when the Air Force realized it could get the same results far cheaper using unmanned reconnaissance satellites.

Scale: 1:48
Material: Resin
Number of pieces: 50
Length: 19.5 Inches
CAD design by Scott Lowther
Casting by Catalyst Creations
Display stands included
Decals by Microscale

NOTE TO PURCHASER: This is a Resin Model Kit and requires model building and painting skills. Many parts may require prep, sanding, fitting and some scratch building. Some models do not come with printed box or instructions and are intended for experienced modelers. Our amazing staff of professional model builders can build and paint this kit for you. Please use the BUILD UP SERVICES link on our home page to contact us for more information or a price quote.

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