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Old 03-22-2016, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by A Fish Named Wallyum
Sorry, I was too worn out by the complicated build process. If anyone needs me I'll be having a Valium and a nap to recover.
I think this kit was just available in the last few Centuri catalogs. It replaced the Vector V and recycled everything but the transition, the lower body tube and the centering rings. So, we trade the Vector V for the Viking? Am I the only one who thinks that sounds like a lousy trade? Somewhere in the Old Rockets file section is a plan to turn the Viking back into a Vector V. That was how I built my first VV clone back in 2004.

The Viking kit was originally the Boy Scout Akela-1 rocket. The Akela-1 was being produced at the same time as the Vector-V. However, technically it didn't become the Viking until it showed up in the catalog in 81, so in that regard, it replaced the VV.
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