Kit Alert!! 1:72 FDL-5 Hypersonic Research Craft from Fantastic Plastic

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FDL-5 Hypersonic Research Craft

*Kit Producer: Fantastic Plastic Models LLC FDL-5-White-Cockpit

*Kit Scale: 1:72

*Kit Materials: Resin

*Number of Pieces: 41

*Kit Price: $95.00 plus Shipping

*Shipping Amount: $9.00 US Domestic, $18 World Wide

*Shipping Restrictions: None

*Kit Availability Date: Now

*Payment Methods: PayPal, Check, MO

*PayPal E-Mail Address: FantasticPlast@aol.com

Kit: http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/FDL-5CatalogPage.htm

*Kit Description:

In the 1960s, Lockheed and the U.S. Air Force’s Flight Dynamics Laboratory (FDL) explored several design concepts for hypersonic flight.  The three principal vehicles — the FDL-5, the FDL-6 and the FDL-7 — all looked markedly different, although all were based on 70-degree triangles.

The FDL-5 was distinguished by its variable-geometry wings, which could be extended for controlled landings.  One proposal called for the craft to be carried aloft in the belly of a C-5 Galaxy transport and then released at high altitude, at which point three conjoined solid-rocket boosters would boost it into orbit.

  • Scale: 1:72
  • Material: Resin
  • Number of pieces: 41
  • Length: 18″
  • Launcher Included
  • Astronaut figures included
  • Choice of conventional rocket or aerospike engine
  • Full cockpit
  • CAD design by Chris Corke
  • Pattern by BLAP!  Models
  • Casting by BLAP! Models
  • Decals by JBOT for both the NASA and Air Force variations

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