Mercury Spacecraft - Liberty Bell 7 Spacecraft by Dragon
(click image below for more detail)
Check this out
When I saw this I thought of you
I thought you might be interested in this
This is totally cool
Does this bring back any memories?
Buy me this now, I deserve it!
If you ever want to buy me something...
Please email me when available
We currently do not have a video of this item.
(Standard UK delivery from £2.50)
2 In Stock
11cm high (4.3 inches)
Free Number Plate
Sorry, free number plates not available on this item
Immediate despatch (once payment cleared)
Buy this item and get
off your next order
Mercury Spacecraft - Liberty Bell 7 Spacecraft.
It is made by Dragon and is 1:72 scale (approx. 11cm / 4.3in high).
NASA's Mercury program was a series of manned spaceflights in the important buildup to putting man on the Moon. Spacecraft "Liberty Bell 7" flew 480km at a maximum altitude of 190km and maximum speed of 1,969m/s. The naming is because of the shape of the craft, as well as an association with the original Liberty Bell. Indeed, a "crack" was painted onto the side of the craft to add to the illusion. Of interest, the 1,286kg Liberty Bell 7 was the first Mercury craft with a centerline trapezoid-shaped window instead of two portholes.
Another innovation with this spacecraft was an explosive hatch release that allowed a rapid emergency escape. After performing its flight, Liberty Bell 7 splashed down in the ocean, although the craft subsequently sank to the bottom before it could be retrieved by helicopter. As a fitting final note, the Mercury spacecraft was salvaged 38 years later in 1999.
X-37C Orbital Test Vehicle (Glide Test)
Saturn V Rocket (with Skylab 1)
Sikorsky UH-60 J Rescue Hawk (JASDF Air Rescue Wing 2006) [Kit]
Stackable Display Case
Titan IIIC on NASA Launch Pad (Maiden Flight)
Mini Model Shop £45 Gift Certificate
Shopping with us
terms & conditions
Find us on...
Copyright © 2003-2017 Effective Web Solutions Limited
Mini Model Shop is a trading name of Effective Web Solutions
Company No. 7281565 VAT No. 992 3130 19
Telephone No. 08456 447044
Please read the
Terms and Conditions