6 May 2019

Launch Tower & Space Shuttle from Revell

Revell Launch Tower + Space Shuttle, Plastic Model Space Travel Kit 1: 144, limited edition

To mark the 130th anniversary of Härtle, this kit is being reissued exclusively for modellbau.härtle in a limited edition by Revell. Delivery from April / May 2019 - get your copy of the limited space shuttle with start ramp at modellbau.härtle!

Launch Tower & Space Shuttle

Launch Tower & Space Shuttle picture 1

Launch Tower & Space Shuttle picture 2

Launch Tower & Space Shuttle picture 3

Launch Tower & Space Shuttle picture 4

The Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with launch complex 39, is the largest and most famous space center in the Western world. It lies in the middle of a nature reserve on Cape Canaveral and is more than just a starting device. A new era of space transportation began with the deployment of the Space Shuttle, which cost-effectively transported a large number of payloads to orbit. On the grounds of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), at the northern end of Cape Canaveral, is the Launch Complex 39 with two identical launch facilities, LC-39A and LC-39B. From here almost all manned spaceflight missions of NASA were launched with Saturn rockets.

After the Apollo program, the conversion of the facilities for the operated from 1981 to 2011 space shuttle program was carried out.

On both reinforced concrete launch pads were the 81 meter high steel utility towers with all the necessary supply lines, cranes, stairs, lift and a horizontally swiveling arm, the Rotating Service Structure (RSS). The RSS was turned into the shuttle as soon as the mobile launch platform (MLP) rested on the pillars of the launch pad with the outer tank fixed in start position, the two boosters and the orbiter. It served as weather protection of the shuttle, for energy supply, the loading of its transport bay and final refueling. The Orbiter entrance hatch was reachable from the FSS at a height of 45 m above the pad by means of a swiveling outrigger.

With the help of a caterpillar transporter, the mobile launch platform together with the space shuttle was moved from the assembly hall to the launch site. The tracked vehicle was powered by two 2,750hp (2,023kW) diesel engines and reached an average speed of 1.6km / h. After the end of the Space Shuttle program, these facilities are currently being converted for the launch of future rockets.


Kit Revell Space Shuttle & Booster Rockets
Kit rocket launching tower
detailed and illustrated instructions

Technical specifications:

Model in the scale 1: 144
very detailed plastic kit
undeveloped, unglued and unpainted
Components: 316
Height: 610 mm
Skill Level: 5 (professional)
Age recommendation: from 14 years

Features Launch Tower:

Detailed grid construction
Fixed supply unit with 12 working platforms
light mast
Mobile access arms for the supply systems
Moving steel wire walk with the white space for the astronaut boarding
Rotatable hammer head working crane
Swing-away movable supply unit
Payload receiving area with authentic decal markings.

Features Space Shuttle & Booster Rockets:

Structured surfaces
Detailed tailplane
Exterior fuel tank with two solid rockets
Mobile launch pad
Three detailed rocket engine power amplifiers

Authentic NASA decals:

Orbiter Atlantis, Enterprise, Discovery, Endeavor before 1988
Orbiter Atlantis, Discovery and Endeavor after 1988

For the assembly you also need glue, tools and the following colors:

Main colors: 85, 91, 99, 301, 79, 302, 374, 371, 17
Additional colors: 382, 05, 02, 57, 09, 78, 90, 77


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