HORIZON MODEL 2003 1/72 MERCURY™ SPACECRAFT x 2 kits in a box

  • Product Code: 2003
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HORIZON MODEL 2003 1/72 MERCURY™ SPACECRAFT  x 2  kits in a box


Winner of the 2016 ModellFan "Modell des Jahres" (Model of the Year) in the category of Science Fiction/Fantasy

America’s First Manned Spacecraft!

The dream of manned spaceflight became a reality in the early 1960's. Flying solo aboard the Mercury™ capsule, six brave American Astronauts helped pioneer mankind's early exploration of space. Riding powerful rockets, they would experience extreme acceleration during the rapid ascent into space and reach speeds up to 27,500 kilometres per hour. Early suborbital flights lasted about 15 minutes, whilst later orbital missions would circle the earth every 90 minutes. Upon re-entry, the ablative shield on the outside of their capsule would save them from temperatures over 1,000 degrees Celsius. Once in Earth's atmosphere, a large parachute would slow them and their capsule to a safe speed, allowing a splash down in the ocean. The successful Mercury™ program paved the way for more ambitious manned spaceflight programs, which eventually saw man walk on the moon.

  • Parts and decals to make two Mercury™ Spacecraft
  • Choose from three different flight modes - launch, orbit or re-entry
  • Detailed Mercury™ capsule with shingles and bolts finely reproduced
  • Parts to build boilerplate, porthole or window versions of the capsule
  • Finely engraved recessed panel lines
  • High quality water-slide decals included
  • Display stands included
  • Photo-etch parts included

Length:         approx. 110 mm (without stand) 
Diameter:     26 mm
Parts:           24 per model  

Photo of painted and assembled models*
*Test shots shown - actual models may vary slightly from photo

Designed in Australia

Plastic parts moulded in China

Photo-etch parts and box made in Australia

Decals printed in USA by Microscale Industries

Produced under license.

Boeing, McDonnell, Mercury, their distinctive

logos, product markings and trade dress are

trademarks of The Boeing Company.

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