The Revell 1:144 scale kit is a neat one, with both the four-jet WhiteKnightTwo carrier craft and the rocket-powered SpaceShipTwo included in the box. You can hang SS2 from under the WK2’s wing, or display them separately - the choice is yours.
* Highly detailed fuselage on both WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo
* Clear windows
* Accurately reproduced engines and structured wings
* Optional extended landing gear
* Rocket nozzle
* Includes display stand
* Super decal set with colourful Virgin Galactic design
We’ll reserve opinion on accuracy and build quality until we get a chance to assemble the kit, but from the Revell pictures here, it looks up to the usual levels expected in this admittedly small scale. The WhiteKnightTwo carrier plane is a big aircraft, but at 1:144 scale it will still sit comfortably on an A4 sheet of paper.
Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo together form the world's first commercial human space launch system, with flight tests aiming for first commercial operations starting in mid-late 2014.
The WhiteKnightTwo air launch platform is the world's largest all composite, twin-fuselage carrier plane that releases SS2 for its rocket-powered, Mach 3.5 climb to the edge of space.
Revell Virgin Galactic WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo
Assembled length: 166mm (6.5in)
Wingspan (WhiteKnightTwo): 297mm (11.7in)
Virgin Galactic model here.
Spacecraft kits here.
Assorted rocketry here (including the steam variety!).
Estes flying rocket kits here.