Handcrafted by a series of master craftsmen using only the highest grade materials
Each product is identical to the plane's original blueprint
Truly a fusion of art and history, a museum quality masterpiece unmatched by another model producing company on earth
The perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast, history buff, military personnel, or collector
The roots of the renowned Apollo space program and the Saturn V can be traced way back in 1964 when the US initiated the Operation Paperclip. This program saw dozens of scientists meet in the US to give the nation an edge during the Cold War and help the nation gain leverage in the battle for space. Among the scientists employed was Wernher von Braun who was already working with a series of experimental rockets known as the Jupiter series. When the US began to seriously fund the program, the scientists and Operation Paperclip gained momentum. Von Braun’s Jupiter rockets eventually became the basis for the Saturn spacecrafts. Between 1960 and 1962, multiple prototypes for the Saturn were designed by the Marshall Space Flight Center. The units were named as the C-1 to the C-5. The C-1 became the Saturn I and the C-1B became Saturn IB. The Saturn Five we know now was the C-5. It was chosen and renamed in 1963 when the program was given the green light. Following tests from the early prototypes, the Saturn V had polished design and specs. The spacecraft was powered by the F-1 engines together with the J-2 liquid hydrogen propulsion system. The rocket was also made up of three sections which were constructed through the leadership of von Braun.
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very good model got it feb 8 2011. made out of wood and very detail . thought it was going to be bigger . real size is 2feet with stand and 21 inches with out stand. i would buy if you want a really want a big model.shiped in 5 days very happy with my model !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
This is a wooden 1/200 scale model of the Saturn V rocket as used in the Apollo moon landings. Perhaps with it being single wood piece it is not detailed as much as the dragon die cast models but still a good representation of the actual rocket. It comes in excellent packaging so that it is very hard to damage in any way during shipping and sits proudly as a showpiece with it being quite large in size. The only downside to this is the detailing. The sides are smooth wood with painting so it doesn't have the corrogations down the side on parts of the rocket that the real Saturn V did. If you are a space buff, especially if you like the apollo era missions then this is definately recommended. One of the largest scale models of the Saturn V you will find.
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