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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-23-2011 06:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon Wings formally revealed today its 1:400 Delta II rocket with launch pad.
A Delta II rocket consists of Stage I tanks, solid rocket boosters, interstage, Stage II tanks, optional Stage III rocket motor, and finally the payload fairing (nose cone). Among the Delta II’s missions are the launching of GPS Block II satellites, Iridium satellites, and several Mars missions for NASA. The latter includes the Mars Phoenix lander in 2007. The future of the Delta II space rocket is uncertain beyond 2011 once the Medium Launch Vehicle 3 contract with the US Air Force expires, but despite this it has proved a hugely successful design to date.

Courtesy Dragon, here is a first look at the (exploded) packaging for the Delta II.

Jerry Brouillette
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posted 02-23-2011 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Brouillette   Click Here to Email Jerry Brouillette     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice looking model and like you said, a real workhorse of launchers with an impressive record.

Is that scale right, 200mm / 8" tall? Kind of small but still impressive with the tower and all the graphics, I like it!

On edit: Wait, that is less than 4" tall at 1/400 scale.

cspg
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posted 03-28-2011 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another Delta 2 with launch pad model is announced, model 56243 (Deep Impact).

jeffbassett
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posted 03-29-2011 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jeffbassett   Click Here to Email jeffbassett     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On that second Delta, it looks like they have the top shroud a bit short and the bottoms conical flange is off as well. Hope they are able to fix that before going to final production.

cspg
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posted 05-12-2011 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1:400 Delta II Rocket USAF "GPS-IIR-16"

The third in the series (and unannounced I might add):

I wonder how many they will produce...

cspg
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posted 05-17-2011 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon Models named this latest Delta 2: Delta II Rocket "Shark's Mouth" w/Launch Pad.

PeterO
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posted 05-17-2011 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The shark's mouth was a standard marking for Delta II GPS launches, although I can't recall the significance of it.

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posted 05-17-2011 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Byeman   Click Here to Email Byeman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PeterO:
The shark's mouth was a standard marking for Delta II GPS launches, although I can't recall the significance of it.

Nose art like the P-40 or F-16

cycleroadie
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posted 06-29-2011 06:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
DragonModels USA shows the 1/400 Delta II Rocket USAF "GPS-IIR-16" models have arrived as of yesterday, expect them showing in stock on flyingmule and others soon.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-31-2011 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Announced today, model 56339 – Delta II Rocket "7925 Heavy" with Launch Pad:

This recreates the MER-B (Mars Exploration Rover "Opportunity") launch vehicle.

cspg
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posted 10-31-2011 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another one?!?!

cycleroadie
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posted 03-06-2012 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Delta II Rocket "7925 Heavy" w/Launch Pad (MER-B) has arrived on the coast, look for it soon from your preferred supplier.

cspg
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posted 06-15-2013 05:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a set mentioned on Dragon Models USA containing three Delta models and their launch pads: Deep Impact (#56243); Mars Rover Opportunity (#56339); Shark's mouth (#56334). All previously released models. No price given.

1/400 Delta II Rockets w/Launch Pads Set

cspg
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posted 06-21-2013 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Set planned for July release for $62.99.

cspg
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posted 09-24-2013 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's available.

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