Ariene 4 Launch Vehicle (1988)
About the Design
First launched in 1988, the Ariane 4 is a European-built satellite launching system composed of a multi-stage liquid fuel booster augmented by several strap-on solid fuel rockets. Launched from French Gianna, the Ariane 4 today handles approximately 50 percent of the commercial satellites business.
About the Kit
Produced three years before Ariane 4 became operational, this large-scale kit was one of Revell/Germany's first Stateside releases. Its payload bay features an in-scale communications satellite.
This model was built from an original 1985 issue.