|Also read DAVE STERN's DYNASOAR I'S ATLAS ED CENTAUR B BOOSTER article|
Bell / US Air Force manned skip-glidespace bomber project of the 1955. Successor to Eugen Saenger antipodalbomber. Predecessor to Brass Bell, and to Dynasoar.
This model is a 1/72 Scale repliquaof a desk top model probably dated 1955 or 1956. Projects are known withone or three boosters, all of them using liquid propellant. In this lastcase, the three boosters show same length and diameter but differents nozzlessizes. Late in the programm a small stage (transtage) was added to theaft of the glider for an orbital version.
Model booster bodies are made fromAltuglas/plexiglas tube, diameter size 38x42mm (int/ext) correspondingto a 120' diameter booster scaled to 1/72. I found only a very few of thesetubes, so a maximum of 3 models with the complete tripple booster willbe available. Still due to the lack of tubes, 9 single booster versionmodel will be available. It was a unique occasion to have such tubes, theywere produced from a special fabrication and I bet you can look for everywhere,you wont find some.
The glider will be available in theusual quantity -20 to 50 copies- , with "A" bomb and transtage.The glider will be presentable erected on the transtage as a base, or inlanding configuration (then without transtage) if you want to realize alanding gear from your own; 1/72 drawings are provide in the model sheetfor this purpose. Various extra parts may be added in the box, such aspilot(standing), base, etc.