This is a replica of the 1963 LEM Prototype model displayed in the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Long Island, NY.
It is produced as a ‘neatened up’ version of the original that I hope, still retains all of the character of the original.
The main components of the model are moulded plastic, while the landing gear is fabricated from brass tube with turned brass footpads and locating pins, all soldered together.
The LEM can be removed from the Perspex base.
The ascent/descent stages can be separated and are located in position with stainless steel dowels and internal magnets.
Top and front egress/docking hatches and the Rendezvous radar are removable so the model can be displayed in any configuration.
Large and small orbital laboratory modules are included and can be displayed in multiple configurations.
Polished Perspex base with printed logos, model location holes on the top surface and green baize on the underside.
Model height is 190mm in regular configuration.
The Perspex base is available in 2 different diameters:
230mm diameter as displayed in the Cradle of Aviation Museum or 266mm diameter to accommodate the model more comfortably.(Photos are of the 230mm Perspex base as displayed in the Cradle of Aviation Museum)