Fans of real space modelling have an interesting subject to consider in Horizon’s new 1/72 Atlas-Agena launcher, reviewed here by CHRIS CLIFFORD.


Modellers working in the real-space realm may already have seen, or built, Horizon Models’ 1/72 Mercury-Atlas rocket released in 2015. Now, the firm has added fresh components to replicate the Atlas-Agena in two different mission formats. Kit #2006 will please many real-space enthusiasts, in that it combines the already excellent Mercury-Atlas parts with a fresh runner, holding two upper-stage Agena halves, plus new decals. These allow modellers to replicate either the Atlas-Agena D with Augmented Target Docking Adapter (ATDA – launched on June 1, 1966) or the taller Agena Target Vehicle (ATV), which was launched six times in 1965-66.

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