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1/96 Scale Big Apollo CSM Card Model
« on: August 08, 2010, 08:38:49 am »
Good Day To All,

The proposed follow-on to Gemini, the Big Gemini Logistics spacecraft was to deliver supplies and personnel to the upcoming military and civilian space stations of the early 1970's.

I wondered what a "Big Apollo" Logistics spacecraft might have looked like if North American had extended the profile of the Apollo CSM as a competitor to Big Gemini.  Here's my completely conjectural card model of Big Apollo that would ride to orbit on top of an S-IVB.  Designed in Metasequoia and the details worked in MSWord.

Please excuse the poor workmanship...this was the fit-test prototype build and I wanted to see how gold foil (candy wrappers) would look.  At 1/96 scale, the photos show a lot of problems that the eye doesn't see from a distance (I hope).

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Re: 1/96 Scale Big Apollo CSM Card Model
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 09:43:05 am »
it's look cool !

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Re: 1/96 Scale Big Apollo CSM Card Model
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 10:03:35 am »
I wondered what a "Big Apollo" Logistics spacecraft might have looked like if North American had extended the profile of the Apollo CSM ...

There were several such designs. The Lockheed BALLOS springs to mind, as does a North American "space bomber" design.
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Re: 1/96 Scale Big Apollo CSM Card Model
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 10:18:50 am »
Thank you for the kind words Gentlemen.

And for the lead on Ballos and the NAA Space Bomber.  I'll check those out.

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Re: 1/96 Scale Big Apollo CSM Card Model
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2010, 06:34:39 pm »
Still completely conjectural.  Big Apollo launched on top of an S-IVB rendevousing with it's big brother launched on an S-II.  Flying formation then docked nose to nose.  Both 1/96 scale card models.

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Re: 1/96 Scale Big Apollo CSM Card Model
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 10:59:05 pm »
I wondered what a "Big Apollo" Logistics spacecraft might have looked like if North American had extended the profile of the Apollo CSM ...

There were several such designs. The Lockheed BALLOS springs to mind, as does a North American "space bomber" design.

...Got links for BALLOS, Scott?