NW098 1/144 R-7 US-A 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 US-A was active radar ocean reconnaissance satellite. Two launches of the rocket took place, on 28 december 1965 and on 20 july 1966. Test prototypes of US-A were succesfully placed on orbit.