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Model of Mars-3 spacecraft

1:2 scale model of Mars-3, the first spacecraft to make a successful landing on the Martian surface. The spacecraft consists of a landing vehicle, attached to the top of the orbiter beneath a dish-shaped braking/entry shield, and the orbiter spacecraft itself. The orbiter has a cylindrical body,with a flared base, a prominent main dish-antenna on the side of the body and two large, folding solar panels. Several small fittings may be actual flight hardware, used instead of manufacturing reproductions of awkwardly-shaped parts. The model stands on a round openwork tube base of black painted metal.
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