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Anigrand #AA2077 1/72 Boeing X-20 Dyna Soar



 
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Kit #AA2077. 1/72 scale. This is a highly-detailed resin kit of the Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar manned space plane, complete with decals.


In 1945, millions of German military documents were confiscated by USA Army Intelligence, including information on rocket scientist Eugen Sänger’s Silbervogel aerospace bomber. Research in the late 40s and early 50s lead to an industry specification for a space-flying reconnaissance and bombardment craft. Boeing won the competition, and was contracted to design and build the X-20 Dyna-Soar (Dynamic Soaring) which was, in essence, a militarized Space Shuttle.


The program was structured in 3-steps: a manned glider, a manned orbital test vehicle and a weapon system research – before evolving into a vehicle capable of exploring man's military functions in space, boosted into orbit by a Titan IIIC. Although the mock-up was inspected and accepted, the whole X-20 program was cancelled by Secretary of Defense in 1963. Considering problems encountered by the Space Shuttle 20 years later, the Dyna-Soar was a full generation ahead of its time.


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