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    Soviet Vintage Gird-X Rocket Model on Base. An 8.5" tall polished aluminum model on a 3" diameter base with the engraved description: "ГИРД-X" (GIRD 10). Developed by the Group for the Study of Reactive Motion, this was the first liquid propellant rocket launched in the Soviet Union. On November 25, 1933, Gird 10, designed by Friedrich Tsander, reached an altitude of only 260 feet before the combustion chamber burned through. Tsander died a few months before the launch and an image of Gird-X can be found on his tombstone. Very fine.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    19th Friday
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