Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle LRV Moon Buggy Model 8.5"
This Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle LRV Moon Buggy metal model is fully built & assembled and ready for display (not a kit).
The Lunar Roving Vehicle Moon Buggy model is hand-built & handcrafted of metal with a metal frame. The Color Television Camera, High-Gain Antenna, Hand Controller, Seats and all other equipment are welded into position (no parts are glued on). The wheels are made of plastic and they roll.
This Lunar Roving Vehicle LRV model is hand painted.
This model is the manufacturer's artistic interpretation of a Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle and so some details are not entirely correct. It is sure to command attention & become a conversational addition to your NASA Space Mission decor.
The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) is a battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon in the last three missions of the American Apollo program (15, 16, and 17) during 1971 and 1972. It is popularly called the Moon buggy, a play on the term dune buggy. Built by Boeing, each LRV has a mass of 460 pounds (210 kg) without payload. It could carry a maximum payload of 1,080 pounds (490 kg), including two astronauts, equipment, and lunar samples, and was designed for a top speed of 8 miles per hour (13 km/h). Each LRV was carried to the Moon folded up in the Lunar Module's Quadrant 1 Bay. After being unpacked, each was driven an average of 30 km, without major incident. These three LRVs remain on the Moon.
- Size: 9.5" length x 5.5" width x 5" height
- Weight: Approx. 1.10 lbs
- Material: Metal
- Handpainted (minor differences in finish may occur)
- Handcrafted individually
- Packaging: Foam inserts banded to pieces of cardboard