NW097 1/144 R-7 Polyot LV


The world's first ICBM became the most often used and most reliable launch vehicle in history. The original core+four strap-on booster missile had a small third stage added to produce the Vostok launch vehicle, with a payload of 5 metric tons.
The Polyot was interim orbital carrier rocket, built to test Polyot ASAT (anti-satellite) spacecraft. Only two were launched, the first on 1 November 1963, and the last on 12 April 1964. Both of these flights were succesfull.