September 9, 1999 : A gigantic nuclear explosion tears the moon from Earth´s gravitational field and sends it Hurtling though space. On the rocky surface of the planet, Moonbase Alpha with some 300 survivors becomes a Human colony destined for solar systems far from the Eath´s life-sustaining atmosphere. Such is the dramatic setting of the new Gerry Anderson TV series : Space 1999. Trapped with the men and women on the scientific Colony of Moonbase is a fleet of nuclear powered Eagle Transporters - the only means the castaways have of Fully investigating anything in their path. Their only means - when the time eventually comes - of leaving their Island in space. The Moonbase Eagles have a skeletal framework with nuclear power units aft and in the four Lateral lifting bodies. The complex control cabin at the front is known generally as "the beak" and from here the Craft is piloted and the systems housed. Hydraulic landing pads enable Eagle to operate from rough terrain and Sensing devices provide a fail-safe operational factor. The Eagle´s central area is capable of taking a variety of Module pods or units designed to carry stores, personnel, survey equipment etc. For combat use, Eagles can be fitted with formidable laser armament and missile racks. In the Eagles, Moonbase personnel journey to other planets and endeavor to protect the colony from outside forces. Their versatility enables them to undertake hazardous missions in the colony´s search for a planet on which to establish new life.
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Airfix original låda för byggmodellen av Eagle Transporter.
From deep inter-stellar space, the Hawk fleet thundered towards Alpha Moonbase, a major threat to the small colony of Earth people still surviving on the moon. This begins another adventure in the smash-hit science fiction TV series "Space 1999". Created by Gerry Anderson, this space series highlights the adventures of a colony of scientists on the moon following a gigantic nuclear explosion which tears the asteroid from the Earth's gravitational field and sends it hurtling off through space. An advanced attack-interceptor spaceship, Hawk was developed from the Eagle space transporter but only basic constructional components were used. It has a simple control cabin as "beak" to the Eagle but it incorporates more advanced instrumentation enabling the crew to use the onboard computer to carry out many of the craft's operational duties. In the attack role, Hawk has high-powered long range lasers capable of destroying almost anything. When attacked the ship can surround itself with an invisible protective wall strong enough to withstand most weapons. Hawk is fast in fact nearly three times as fast as Eagle and with help of the high-powered nuclear engines it can out-maneuver almost any enemy.
Airfix orginal låda för modellen Hawk Spacecraft.
Bild av AMT/ERTLs byggritning av Eagle Transporter släppt under 1999. AMT/ERTL gjorde ett nysläpp av bägge modellerna Eagle Transporter och Moonbase Alpha under 1999. Tack vare min gode vän Barry Quick - Så kan jag här på Black Sun publicera dessa bilder därför att modellerna inte ännu nått sverige, verkar inte som om modellförsäljarna tar in dessa modeller heller.
Nedan är bilder på AMT/ERTLs Eagle Transporters byggritning**
Bild av AMT/ERTLs byggritning av Månbas Alpha släppt under 1999.