1/156 H1851-200 Revell Atomic Space Explorer Solaris (Helios)
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
1968 reissue of the Helios kit from 1959. Rare 'near future' space model of a proposed nuclear powered lunar landing craft from 1959. The model was designed by Krafft A. Ehricke of Convair Astronautics Division, who also designed the Revell Space Shuttlecraft and some of the famous Strombecker Space kits. All phases of the flight can be recreated with the model; twisting the nose cone actually lowers the landing gear and power cables. Includes retractable landing gear, movable control surfaces, removable control capsule on first stage, gondola power cables that reel in and out, detailed living quarters with removable viewing panel, launch platform and 5 crew. Correctly molded in three colors: silver, dark blue and white. Never started. Missing one crew member. Otherwise 100% inventoried complete with all other parts/decals and instructions present.
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