Space Detective

Fantastic Plastic has a reputation for exotic subjects, so Andy Davies went decidedly off-piste with its 1/48 US Air Force Manned Orbiting Laboratory

The MOL’s 20in (508mm) ‘fuselage’ was split into two sections, each comprising four curved lengths; unfortunately, most were warped badly.

Prior to NASA’s Skylab, the US Air Force planned to operate its own space station, known as the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL), which would serve as a military orbital reconnaissance platform (see p.84).

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