3 1/4 in
1 9/16 in
1 7/16 in
1 1/16 in
Rocket stage detaches
Escape pod (left) launches from spring-loaded hatch
Radar dish can be swivelled
- Rescue 6, unmarked
- Rescue 6, marked "Made in Hong Kong" on one side underneath
Red shade can vary; clear bubble canopy exists in varying shades of blue.
- The name stickers on the tails exist in different typefaces (below).
Prototypes & Mockups
The Representations photographs for the design registration (linked below) show a prototype for this toy. Despite mould lines on its body (visible in other photographs), the Rescue Craft toy shown is definitely not a production item. The craft's body doesn't have any panel lines moulded in, nor does the rocket stage attached at the rear. Next, instead of the ejecting escape pod on the production model, a hinged opening hatch cover is present here. Operated by a lever instead of the push button found on the production version.
It has R2 stickers on its tails from a Reconnaissance craft, while the sticker on the rocket stage has the flag back to front and without the craft's name on it.
Not available as GA
A shuttle craft design by Aerojet to be launched on top of a booster rocket.
The R6 engine detail is copied from a part from the Saturn V rocket kit by Airfix.
UK Registered Design
29 April 1970
Toy Space Vehicle