Saturn V Moon Rocket "Cutaway" (1967)
About the Design
The Saturn V was the most powerful launch system ever created. Designed specifically for America's Apollo program, the 360-foot three-stage chemical rocket booster was the only NASA rocket not originally designed for military purposes. The Saturn V was the brainchild of Dr. Werner von Braun, the chief designer of Germany's V-2 program during WWII and later the lead rocket designer for America's space program.
First launched in 1967, the Saturn V made 13 flights before it was retired in 1973. The system never experienced a single failure in all 13 efforts.
About the Kit
This massive cutaway model was released by Aoshima's 4D Vision division in 2010. The 180-piece kit came pre-painted and could be easily assembled with just an X-Acto knife and some styrene glue. This was 4D Vision's second space-related kit, the first being its 1:72 Space Shuttle, released in 2009.
This model was built from an original issue.