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New Ware resin kit 1/144 Titan II GLV - Gemini Launch Vehicle - NW082

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New Ware resin kit 1/144 Titan II GLV - Gemini Launch Vehicle - NW082

- Construction kit - 19 parts (17 resin + 2 PE) + 10 decals

Manufacturer's description: The DF-3 (CSS-2) is China's first domestic developed intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM). After the Soviets refused to provide China with R-12 (SS-4 Sandal) missile design, China decided to develop their own IRBM in early 1960s. As with the R-12, the DF-3 used storable liquid propellants and a cluster of four engines with a total lift-off thrust of 64 tons. The development of the missile, which began in September 1958, proved more difficult than expected. Early firings of the DF-3 were from Shuangchengtzu during 1967. The DF-3 provided the first stage for the follow-on CSS-3 (DF-4) IRBM. It also provided the first stage of China's first space launch vehicle CZ-I or Long March 1.

Sven Knudson's review :"The resin airframe parts are solid with unbelievable detail crisply molded in place. All other resin parts are also crisply molded. The first and second stage engine bells are hollow. Extra parts are included in the kit. All parts are still attached to their pour plugs. The interstage truss, first stage thrust structure and display stand parts all have flash that needs to be carefully removed. The instructions include a short program history, detailed graphical assembly steps, a template for cutting and drilling sheet styrene to accept the included display stand parts, and a wraparound painting and decal guide"

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