The NAR is talking about having local clubs across the country do well-publicized launches, particularly of Saturn V models, on July 20, 2019 — the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing. We discussed it at our club and we’ll probably do it, especially since the third Saturday is a usual launch day for us.
Question: What Saturn V kits are there?
In the rocketreviews.com database I found the following. Most of these are out of production, of course (some went out of production around the time of the moon landings!):
|Company||Name||Dates||Scale or dia. (in.)||Vendor||Notes|
|Apogee Components||Saturn V||1/70||Apogee|
|Boyce Aerospace Hobbies||Apollo Saturn V||1/312|
|Boyce Aerospace Hobbies||Skylab Saturn V||1/312|
|Centuri||Saturn V (5142, KS-12)||1969–1983||1/100|
|Cox||Saturn V (5075)||1970–1973||1/125|
|Dr. Zooch||Saturn V||1.64″||eRockets|
|Dr. Zooch||Saturn V 500-F||1.64″||never released?|
|Dr. Zooch||Skylab Saturn V||1.64″|
|Estes||Semi-Scale Saturn V (1239, K-39)||1969–1979||1.64″|
|Estes||Saturn V (1236, K-36)||1969–1985||1/100|
|Estes||Saturn V (2157)||1998, 2010–2011, 2016–2017||1/100|
|Estes||Saturn V (2001)||1988–1994||1/100|
|FlisKits||Mighty Saturn V||1/884||FlisKits|
|Neubauer Rockets||Micro Saturn V||1/396|
|Polecat Aerospace||Saturn V||10″|
|Quest||Saturn V||ASP||MMX; under 6″ tall|
|Saturn Press||Saturn V (SAT-V)||1/195|
|Semroc||Saturn V (KS-6)||1/100|
|Sheri’s Hot Rockets||Saturn V||8.25″|
|Sirius Rocketry||Saturn V||1/64|
|Space Age Industries||Semi-scale Saturn V (K14)||1969||1/224|
- This omits scratch builds, plastic model conversions, and non flying models.
- Links under “vendor” are to a single vendor I found for each model that seems to have these in stock. There may be additional vendors.
- There is a listing for a second Cox Saturn V, no model number, dates 1972–1973. I suspect this is a redundant entry.
Of course there are additional options for one wanting to build a flying Saturn V. Besides buying out of production kits on eBay, there’s scratch builds, and conversions of plastic model kits. Or convert a Lego Saturn V (good luck!)