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NightHawk117
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posted 01-21-2014 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NightHawk117   Click Here to Email NightHawk117     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been trying to identify this prototype space shuttle model and I have had no luck. I originally thought it may have been a early Rockwell design, but I have not been able to confirm this.

Retro Rocket
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posted 01-21-2014 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ask Scott Lowther, he'll know if anyone.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 01-22-2014 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of Dennis Jenkins' books on the shuttle may be able to help. I do recognize the manuevering pods on the wings and tails, the RMS stored in a hump on the spine, and the OMS pods faired into the payload bay doors. But what specific model, and who built it, I don't know.

sev8n
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posted 01-22-2014 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That looks like one of the Phase B design studies, probably most closely resembling MSC-040C.

NightHawk117
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posted 01-24-2014 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NightHawk117   Click Here to Email NightHawk117     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Retro Rocket:
Ask Scott Lowther, he'll know if anyone.
Thanks! I have contacted him.

NightHawk117
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posted 02-14-2014 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NightHawk117   Click Here to Email NightHawk117     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Retro Rocket:
Ask Scott Lowther, he'll know if anyone.
I never heard back from him or solved the mystery, but thanks for the help!

E2M Lem Man
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posted 02-21-2014 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is an early shuttle concept model. I have one myself, but it is in worse shape. The area behind the the cabin was an airlock/docking area. And this version had two remote arms also.

sev8n
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posted 02-21-2014 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The artist renderings at the bottom of this page most closely match your photos and the drawings of Phase B MSC-040C shown in Dennis Jenkins' book.

NightHawk117
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posted 02-25-2014 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NightHawk117   Click Here to Email NightHawk117     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks!

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