North American X-15

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North American Aviation X-15 model by Topping

URL: http://cgi.ebay.com/X-15-Rocket-Plane-Contractor-Model-USAF-NASA_W0QQitemZ250561548077QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3a56a1cf2d

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I've been told this North American Aviation contractor model is made by Topping. It is 7"x15".

This model was used by a NASA employee to bring to schools for teaching about the space program. The model was stored in a wooden box with foam. The foam deterioriated over the years and "melted" on the model. The finish issues you see are the remains of the foam; there is also a chemical smell from the foam. I did not attempt to clean it as I'm sure a professional could do it without removing the decals.
 

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From FR 12/1958,


it is the first time to know this info (for me).
 

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Haynes Manual on the X-15...Looked at the sample pages. It looks pretty neat. According to the table of contents, even the X-20, X-15B, and delta-wing variant apparently get mentions.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/085733767X/ref=pe_340910_166200950_em_ti#immersive-view_1454370257972
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns-ibhuagf8&t=0s

Mounting scramjet model there at 5:21
 

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The RCS nozzles are still covered with ablative material after landing. I suppose the flight didn't reach very high altitudes, or these would have been required.
 

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