"The XRV (Experimental Re-Entry Vehicle) was an experimental lifting body-style spacecraft featured in the 1969 sci-fi drama "Marooned," based on the Martin Caiden novel of the same name. Modeled after actual lifting body designs being developed at the time, the XRV was intended to be a one-man test vehicle, but was quickly outfitted to carry four (including the pilot) when the Apollo-era Ironman One spacecraft got marooned in orbit after its retro rockets failed to fire.
"In the film, the XRV was launched into orbit aboard a Titan III-C rocket through the eye of a hurricane that was battering Cape Canaveral..
"Kit consists of:
Number of Pieces: 17
Pattern: Chris Corke
Casting: Blap! Models
Decals by JBOT
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