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Airfix A11170 Apollo Saturn V 1:144 Scale Series 11 Plastic Model Kit

by Airfix
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • 1:144 scale plastic scale model kit
  • Construction and painting required: yes, glue and paints need to be purchased separately
  • Skill level: 3 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller)
  • Dimensions: length: 768mm x width: 132mm
  • Number of parts: 78
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Technical Details
Item Weight150 g
Product Dimensions50.8 x 31.8 x 7.6 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:8 - 3 years
Item model numberA11170
Assembly RequiredYes
Scale1:144
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB002B555WA
Best Sellers Rank 48,748 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight898 g
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Date First Available27 Mar 2009
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

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The Saturn V (pronounced "Saturn Five") was a multistage liquid-fuel expendable rocket used by NASA's Apollo and Skylab programs from 1967 until 1973. In total NASA launched thirteen Saturn V rockets with no loss of payload. It remains the largest and most powerful launch vehicle ever brought to operational status from a height, weight and payload standpoint.

The largest production model of the Saturn family of rockets, the Saturn V was designed under the direction of Wernher von Braun at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, with Boeing, North American Aviation, Douglas Aircraft Company, and IBM as the lead contractors. Von Braun's design was based in part on his work on the "Aggregate" series of rockets, especially the A-10, A-11, and A12 in Germany during World War II. The three stages of the Saturn V were developed by various NASA contractors, but following a sequence of mergers and takeovers all of them are now owned by Boeing.

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The Saturn V was the largest operational launch vehicle ever produced. Standing over 363 feet high with its Apollo Spacecraft payload, it produced over 7.5 million pounds of thrust at lift-off. It enabled the crew of Apollo 11 and subsequent Apollo crews to leave the pull of the Earth's gravity and reach the Moon. Paints and Cement are required to complete model (Not Included) Specification: Model Scale 1:144 Number of Parts 78 Dimensions (mm) L768 x W132 Skill Level 3 Flying Hours 4 Requires Painting Yes Age 8+


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Apollo Saturn V 13 Feb 2011
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this as a christmas present for my 57 year old dad who loves everything todo with space. And he loved it. it looks great when its finished, the only fault is that it doesnt come with paint or glue so u have to spend another 20 on them, other than that its brilliant.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good model of the greatest machine ever built 30 Jun 2010
Durability: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a re-release of the 30 year-old Airfix kit which still builds up to a very impressive and large model, the old Airfix Saturn V suffered from some dimensional innacuracies - the Command and service modules at the top of the S-IVB stage were too narrow, giveing the rocket a very odd and narrow appearance in its upper sections. Thankfully the 40th Anniversary release corrects this flaw with a new sprue section containing the revised parts. The command module however is still the original so If you wish to remove the escape tower and boost protective cover at the top you'll be dissapointed to see the vastly undersized Command Module underneath, its small issue though.

That aside the rest of the rocket still looks as good as it did all those years ago, each of the stages twists and locks bayonet-style into each other so the assembled rocket fits together very securely, naturally some detail is compromised because of this and also around the engine assemblies where in reality you'd see an endless network of piping and wiring but there's plenty of scope to add this if you feel your skills are up to the task.

Get one, build it, and display it - the Saturn V still reigns as the most powerful, complex, and successful machines ever built by man, and it looks great on your desk !
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Saturn V Rocket 30 Mar 2010
By MarkSS
Durability: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
If you are interested in the Moon landings and the 'Space Race' you'll like this kit. It's not cheap, and is showing its age a bit now, but as long as you don't look too closely the finished model looks very impressive. The separate stages are removable, so the model can be used to explain how the real rocket was used. If, like me, you watch the mighty Saturn V launches with awe, then treat yourself to this kit - it really does look good standing ready for launch next to my TV !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Apollo 11 model kit 9 Jan 2014
By Nick
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Really enjoyed building this airfix Appllo 11 kit, took me back to my childhood!
The instructions were mostly well laid out, some of the part numbers were a bit difficult to see but apart from that well made. Best tip is to dry fit parts to test before gluing and if necessary use an emery board to lightly sand down any rough areas from the moulding process.
I'm may paint it at a later stage but it looks fine with the supplied decals and a bonus is all the rocket stages separate. Might have the model bug now, oh well out to the garden hut for me then!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Apollo rocket review 14 April 2013
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decent model worth building :)

cab be awkward to assemble some parts, beginners may struggle with that. butits a good model for any space fan.
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