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1/72 Spacecraft Series

#2001

Convair SM-65D Atlas

1/72

 

Relive the Dawn of the Space Race with our exciting new 1/72 scale Convair SM-65D Atlas model kit...



                       ...begin your journey today!




Just US $34.95* per kit!

(RRP US $39.95)

*Flat P&P of US$ 7.95 per order (for up to 6 kits) for world-wide airmail shipping.
*(US$ 4.95 for postage within Australia).
*GST of 10% added to Australian addresses.
*All prices are in US$ and do not include customs/import/duties/taxes, etc.


For Australian customers who would prefer to pay in Australian dollars, please click here.

Whilst we are always happy to fulfil your orders directly, our customers in the United States can now buy our products from Amazon (whilst stocks last). Just click on the flag to the right:

1/72 Convair SM-65D Atlas Plastic Model Kit

The race was on!  After 1945 the USA and USSR both wanted to be the first to build an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).  The Convair SM-65D Atlas was America's secret atomic weapon for the Cold War. The Strategic Air Command had it operational by 1959. It could deliver a 1.4 megaton yield payload over 9,000miles (14,500km). Later versions launched spy satellites, Ranger probes to the Moon, and interplanetary probes to Venus and Mars.  It also sent the first  Americans into orbit around the earth.

Photo of painted and assembled model*
*Test shots shown - actual model may vary slightly from photo

Decals and Instructions (2.2MB)

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  • Three different payload options to choose from
  • Finely engraved recessed panel lines
  • Separately moulded pressure and fuel lines
  • Detailed engine nozzles
  • High quality water-slide decals
  • Display stand included
  • Plastic injection moulded assembly kit
  • Detailed instructions included


Length:         approx. 318mm (12.5") to 350mm (13.8") (without stand)
Diameter:     42mm (1.7")

Width:           67mm (2.6")
Parts:            36

Made in Australia

Decals printed in USA by Microscale Industries


Just US $34.95* per kit!

(RRP US $39.95)


*Flat P&P of US$ 7.95 per order (for up to 6 kits) for world-wide airmail shipping.
*(US$ 4.95 for postage within Australia).
*GST of 10% added to Australian addresses.
*All prices are in US$ and do not include customs/import/duties/taxes, etc.


For Australian customers who would prefer to pay in Australian dollars, please click here.

LOCKHEED MARTIN®, CONVAIR®, ATLAS®, associated emblems and logos, and body designs of vehicles are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Lockheed Martin Corporation in the USA and/or other jurisdictions, used under license by Horizon Models Pty Ltd.

Reviews

Cybermodeler.com - First look (August 2016)         http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/hor/kit_hor_2001.shtml


Scale Model News (December 2016)  http://www.scalemodelnews.com/2016/12/172-scale-convair-sm-65d-titan-missile.html


IPMS USA (November 2016)              http://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/horizon-172-atlas-icbm


ModelingMadness.com - Review

"If you are familiar with Horizon's previous Mercury Atlas kit, then you are aware of what most of this one is like. The 'civilianized' Atlas D was used as the main launch vehicle for orbital Mercury launches. Big rockets like this are generally pretty unencumbered with 'fiddly bits' and so it is with this one...The detailing on the parts is superb with engraved panel lines were appropriate and raised detail where it should be. I should mention that the launch gantry is not included...The builder can do one of three different missiles. One is 57-2630 with the short Mk.2 R/V (which I think means re-entry vehicle) that was the first Atlas D. This one differs in markings from the others by having a big SAC band on one side and small insignia on the side pods. The other two are quite similar but not exactly the same with one being 58-7096 with a Mk.3 R/V and the other 58-7078 with a Mk.4 R/V. All of these rockets were launched in the 1959-61 time period. There is a superb decal sheet with placement instructions both on the back of the box and in the instructions. Color info is on the back of the box and these are basically different shades of metal. Note that with the Mk.2 option that the SAC band is only on one side with the other bare of such markings aside from the general ones all three carried. I see that additional serials are provided so that you can model other rockets.

CONCLUSIONS

I am a fan of things like this and have been told that other variants will be done in the coming years depending on sales. This one is headed straight for the work bench once a project or two clear it."  Scott Van Aken (August 2016)