Ragnarok Orbital Interceptor Concept (1975)
About the Design
The intimidating Ragnarok was created to serve as the world's first line of defense against possible alien invaders. Powered by two atomic engines, the craft had a cruising speed of 8,000 mph and was armed with nuclear-tipped air-to-air missiles. The aircraft also carried a parasite defense fighter armed with high-powered lasers. With copies costing $100,000 million each, the Ragnarok was apparently a good investment since, to date, all alien invasions have been successfully repelled
About the Kit
In fact, the Ragnarok was a reboxed Impetus Airliner (1959) with its back end and parasite aircraft retooled to fit its new mission. The kit was issued briefly in 1975 just prior to Aurora's demise.
This model was built from an original issue.