The Mercury is identical for both the Spacex and Golden Astronaut ranges.
3 15/16 in
2 7/16 in
1 1/8 in
Fires missiles from spring-loaded launching pods at wing tips
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Prototypes & Mockups
Spacex card back photograph shows a Mercury with wing stripes running the full length of the wing. The rear ends of the wing pods appear to have a better fit than the separate components on the production toy.
The Mercury's general proportions, wing shape and wing panel lines show quite a resemblance to the XAB-1 atomic-powered bomber by Hawk model kits (lower craft).
Some details could possibly be from a black pirate ship in a Fireball XL-5 story by Mike Noble, published in TV21 from #71 in 28 May 1966 (upper craft).