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Alumtube
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From: Granville oh
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posted 12-08-2013 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alumtube     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I normally only collect Travel Agent Airplane models but could I not resist this one. I came about and bought it a few weeks ago and it is about 17" tall, made mostly of metal but some wood.

A good friend of mine thinks the model shop at Convair built it as they did most models for the old General Dynamics.

Alumtube
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posted 12-08-2013 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alumtube     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only have a few space models in my airplane collection, here is a nice old GE Nimbus model made of metal and resin. 9" tall.

jjknap
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posted 12-08-2013 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice

mode1charlie
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posted 12-08-2013 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice finds! I'm not sure I've ever seen either, but the Nuclear Pulse Vehicle is especially interesting from an historical perspective.

Retro Rocket
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posted 12-09-2013 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A good friend, Scott Lowther, is an expert on the Orion Project and is really interested in that model. If you could, please email me so I can pass that on to him. Or visit his website, Aerospace Projects Review, there's lots of info on the Orion there.

Alumtube
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posted 12-11-2013 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alumtube     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I actually bough a report about project Orion from him a few days ago. I will send him a e-mail, he might know this concept version.

Thanks again.

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