Model Kit Apollo Lunar Module
- Two metal sheets
- Illustrated instructions
- Item does not come assembled
- Ages 14 and up
The lunar landing flight research vehicle was part of the Project Apollo era effort to build a simulator for moon landings. The vehicles were used to study and analyze the piloting techniques that would be needed to fly and land the Apollo Lunar Module in the Moon’s low gravity environment, against its virtually non-existent aerodynamic forces. With our detailed kit, you can build your own Apollo Lunar Module. Use the easy to follow instructions to pop out the pieces from the 4-inch square steel sheets, bend the tabs, and connect them at the attachment points, no glue required!
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