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Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model
Estimate
12,00014,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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56
Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model
Estimate
12,00014,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model
Lunar lander model, 21 ½ inches tall, 13 by 13 inch base, large scale model, metal and composite.  
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A REMARKABLE MODEL, EXECUTED IN STUNNING AND COMPLEX DETAIL

The LK-3 Lunar Lander (Лунный корабль or "Lunniy Korabl") was built to compete with the Apollo Lunar Module. The present model was manufactured by the Lavochkine Research and Production Company—the manufacturer of actual LK. The LK-3 was Vladimir Chelomei's preliminary design for a direct-landing alternative to Sergei Korolev's L3 manned lunar landing design.

The LK-3 was intended to be launched using the N-1 rocket. After the U.S. Apollo 11 mission succeeded, and a series of N1 test launches failed, the program was eventually cancelled in May 1974. Several unmanned LK lunar landers were, however, flown in Earth's orbit.

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