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Revell Advertisement "Win This Full-Size Gemini Spacecraft!"
February 1967 Model Airplane News

February 1967 Model Airplane News
February 1967 Model Airplanes News - Airplanes and RocketsTable of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, & Young Men captured the era. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

This particular page is from page  of the February 1967 issue of Model Airplane News magazine. It is the first time I can recall seeing this contest by Revell that offered to the winner a "full-size Gemini spacecraft!" In 1967, I was nine years old and was a model rocket lover. Like me, a lot of kids would all have - in the vernacular of the day - "given our right arms" to win a contest like this!

See the ad below.

A couple years ago, I wrote a short article on an experience I had way back in the 1970s where a friend, Jerry Flynn, and I discovered an actual Gemini space capsule that had been used for a human flight sitting in the aeronautics laboratory at the University of Maryland; the ablation shield was clearly burned. It was sitting on a dolly, nose up, with the access hatch open. It was begging to an occupant. We each actually climbed into the module. Click here to read it.

Full-size Gemini prototype at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry - Airplanes and RocketsI just did a Google search on this contest and amazingly enough, someone else Gemini V space capsule - Airplanes and Rocketsrecently posted the same question about a year ago and actually has a copy of the report in Boy's Life magazine. It turns out that a 13-year-old kid in Portland, Oregon won it, and the Gemini prototype is now on display at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. That is a photo of it to the left. Here is a link to the article (unfortunately, the link is no longer active). There were many iterations of the Gemini capsule, and this one appears to be the Gemini V model. The one that Jerry and I sat in was the shorter Gemini IV model, if I remember correctly.

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Vintage Model Aircraft Magazine Advertisements:

AM = American Modeler | AAM = American Aircraft Modeler | AT = Air Trails | FA = Flying Aces | FM = Flying Models | MAN = Model Airplane News

Ace Radio Control, May 1957 AM

Ace Radio Control, Jan 1970 AAM

America's Hobby Center, Jan 1962 AM

America's Hobby Center, Sep 1970 AAM

Berkeley Models, Jan 1941 FA

Berkeley Models, Dec 1954 AT

Berkeley Models, Jul 1957 AM

Bonner Digimite, Feb 1967 MAN

Carl Goldberg, Feb 1967 MAN

Carl Goldberg, Jan 1970 AAM

Citizen Ship Radio Corp, Jun 1957 AM

Cox Thimble Drome .049, Annual 1961 AM

deBolt Model Engineering, Jun 1957 AM

Du-Bro Products, Nov 1970 AAM

K&B Fokker D.7 Biplane, Jun 1963 AM

EK Products, Nov 1970 AAM

Enterprise Model Aircraft, Jun 1957 AM

Eureka Importing Co., Jun 1957 AM

Fox Fuels, Jan 1962 AM

Fox Manufacturing, Apr 1962 AM

Guillow's, Dec 1969 AAM, Dec 1969 AAM

Guillow's, March 1955 AT

Hawk Model Company, Jun 1957 AM

Heathkit, Sep 1970 AAM

Herkimer (OK) Tools & Model Works, Sep 1957 AM

Hobby People, Mar 1970 AAM

Hobby People, Sep 1970 AAM

Jetco, Jul 1972 AAM

Lafayette Radio, Jun 1957 AM

Min-X

Model Rectifier Corporation (MRC), May 1971 AAM

Nick Ziroli

OS-Graupner Wankel Engine in World Engines, March 1972 AAM

Pan American World Airways Ad (PAA-Load), Annual 1955 AT

Polks Hobbies, Apr 1957 AM

Revell, Feb 1967 MAN

Royal Products, Sep 1970 AAM

Scientific Models, Nov 1970 AAM

Sig Manufacturing, Nov 1970 AAM

Sig Manufacturing, Jan/Feb 1963 AM

Sterling Models, Dec 1954 AT

Sterling Fokker D-7, Aug 1968 AAM

Sterling Models, Sept 1970 AAM

Sterling Models, Nov 1970 AAM

Tatone Products, Nov 1970 AAM

Thimble Drome, Sep 1957 AM

Top Flite, Dec 1969 AAM

United States Rubber Company, Apr 1957 AM

United States Rubber Company, Annual 1955 AT

World Engines, Mar 1973

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