The models of Fireball XL5
Rockets and missiles
Marc J. Frattasio
The interceptor missiles are the standard armament of the
World Space Patrol
XL series spacecraft. They are fired from an internal bay on the right side of the ship. The interceptor missiles appear to have been made from metal cigar tubes with aircraft kit fin and external fuel tank details.
Here is the planetomic missile featured in
This model appears to have been made from some kind of bottle with attached balsa wood fins. Note the screw cap guides on the neck of the bottle!
The J17 Warrior rocket is a standard World Space Patrol launch vehicle. This model was used in
and other episodes. This appears to be a simple wooden model.
The Trooper 2, featured in 'The Sun Temple' is another standard World Space Patrol launch vehicle. This model was also used as Graff and Snaff's test rocket in
This model may have been modified for use as the
The robot bird, featured in
was a drone assasination missile launched from Planet 46 to kill
with a radium capsule. This was another simple balsa wood model with a wing 'flapping' mechanism operated by a puppeteer.
This booster rocket was used by the evil Subterrains of Planet 46 to launch their robot bird assasination missile. This model was made from a Revell B-58 'Hustler' fuel tank/weapon pod, a B-58 engine, and some unknown aircraft kit's fin.
These WSP surface to air missiles, seen in
were made from some kind of 'Bomarc' (probably Monogram or Revell's) missile kit with B-58 'Hustler' jet engines added.
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