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SET OF 8 EARLY WARHEAD MODELS, WITH METAL PLAQUES IDENTIFYING THEIR CORRESPONDING LAUNCH VEHICLES, 1960-61
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SET OF 8 EARLY WARHEAD MODELS, WITH METAL PLAQUES IDENTIFYING THEIR CORRESPONDING LAUNCH VEHICLES, 1960-61
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
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SET OF 8 EARLY WARHEAD MODELS, WITH METAL PLAQUES IDENTIFYING THEIR CORRESPONDING LAUNCH VEHICLES, 1960-61
Eight Wooden warhead models lacquered in white; mounted in custom display case. Each model with accompanying metal plaque. WITH: 5 vintage NASA silver gelatin prints taken in Feb 1960-April 1961, of various rocket launches. AND: 2 inch round paperweight with metal pin of the North American Air Defense Command.
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CUSTOM SET OF WARHEAD MODELS, DEMONSTRATING THE VARIOUS WARHEADS TO BE SET ATOP DIFFERENT ROCKETS. Includes an MK2 for the Thor/Atlas;  an Able and RVX-1 for the Thor Able; an RVX-2 for the Atlas; an MK 3 for the Atlas/Titan I; an MK 3C TP; and MK 6 for the Titan II. The accompanying photographs are from the US Air Force Missile Test Center, showing the launch of the Convair Lockheed Midad Missile; the Douglas Thor Able IV Deep Space Probe; the Martin Titan Missile; the Jupiter IRBM Missile; and the Pershing Missile. 

Likely custom made for a US General, this hints that the moon landing was not the only possible motive for the Space Race. 

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