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#AA-5006   1/72 scale  Martin-Boeing XMS-1  Original Dyna-Soar configuration

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

42 resin parts

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Decal

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Dia 41 mm

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Height 436 mm

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Unit price: US$98

Shipping charge: US$16

Each model kit contents 1 sheet of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$1.50

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1945, millions of German military documents were confiscated by USAAF. One of the concept was the Sanger aerospace bomber. During post-war years, Bell was selected for further studies on rocket-bomber which named BoMi. In 1956, the USAF channeled Bell's development to a reconnaissance, bombardment vehicle. A competition for a prototype was opened. In 1959, Boeing won the competition, and was contracted for the system contractor, Martin as responsibility for the booster airframe. The project designated XMS-1 (Experimental Manned Spacecraft), the name Dyna-Soar (Dynamic Soaring) also became official. The program was structured in 3-steps. Step-1 was a manned glider that propelled by Titan I or II booster, step-2 was a manned orbital flight and step-3 was a weapon system research. In 1961, plans were changed to develop a vehicle capable of exploring man's military functions in space, that were to adapt the glider to a expensive Titan IIIC booster. Although the mock-up was inspected and accepted, the whole program was cancelled by Secretary of Defense in 1963.

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Aerospace craft prototype (demonstration glider)

To build a space vehicle would be explored military uses in space reconnaissance and strategic bombing

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133ft.

10ft.

1x Aerojet LR87-AJ-5 two chamber liquid propellant rocket engine (First stage)

1x Aerojet-General LR91-AJ-5 rocket engine (Second stage)

15000 mph

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Model References

The Martin-Boeing XMS-1 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Post war U.S.A.F. military space-craft

Bell BoMi

Boeing X-20 Dyna Soar

Lockheed FDL-5

McDonnell Gemini (MOL)

Martin Mariette X-23A PRIME

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