View more great items. VINTAGE VERY VERY RARE COLLECTABLE. Feast your eyes on one of THE rarest of all early Space-Age kits! Not just a model kit… But a piece of Space-Age History! Navy VANGUARD MISSILE with Satellite Kit #106 Scale: 1/48. FEATURES : Detachable missile shell allows viewing of the inner workings… Rocket Engines, Fuel Pumps, Helium Tanks, Oxygen Tanks, Nitric Acid Tank, Instrument Section with the Vanguard Satellite. Builds into a full 18 inch model and includes the Launching Stand. Kit History: The evolution of this kit began with the German Geobra company prior to the Palmer company acquiring the molds around 1958. About 1960 the Renwal company became the third and last company to issue this kit. Finding any of these in their original condition is very rare. Vanguards Story: Project Vanguard was the United States answer to the earlier successes of the Soviet Unions’Sputnik’. Early launches were plagued with failures. Eventually the little Vanguard satellite made it into orbit and Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev scoffed it as America’s grapefruit satellite. The satellite ran off of solar cells and contact was lost with it in 1964. However it remains as the oldest man-made object still in space. Projected orbital decay indicates it will plummet back to Earth about 2198! Kit box is in fantastic shape for it’s vintage, bright colors, Some corner/edgewear, 49 written on box. 100% COMPLETE, Meticulously inventoried… For more great kits from… If you’re into collecting kits from the Dawn of the SPACE-AGE this is a must have! VISIT MY OTHER GREAT KITS NOW! KIT CONDITION: 100% complete and unstarted. BOX & TRAY: Very Good, Displays very well , some corner/edgewear… DECALS: Palmer provided no decals. The kit has etched markings for U. Navy and yawl-pitch-roll stripes. INSTRUCTIONS: Very Good, Some yellowing. Internationally to specific countries. Please ask any questions prior to purchasing as all sales are final. Visit the other Fantastic Kits. The item “1958 Palmer U. S. Navy VANGUARD Missile and Satellite ex-Geobrapre-Renwal” is in sale since Friday, December 13, 2019. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Spacecraft”. The seller is “last-century-model-kits” and is located in Almost Heaven, USA. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, Croatia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Gibraltar, Iceland, Peru, Uruguay, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Guernsey, Guadeloupe, Jersey, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua, Paraguay.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Scale: 1/48
- Year: 1958
- MPN: 106
- Character Family: Rare Vintage Space Model Kit
- Brand: Palmer