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Soviet N-1 rocket booster

Illustration of N-1 Photo of N-1 model

Skill Level: 4/5
Skill Level 4. For experienced modelers.

This model builds into a 1:144 scale replica of the N-1 3L in the markings of its first launch in February 1969. My thanks to Alex Shliadinsky for his excellent drawings which greatly assisted me in its design. With its display base, the complete rocket stands almost 30 inches tall.

To keep the file sizes manageable, I have released it in two separate kits, each with its own instruction document. Begin construction with the first stage kit.

You will need a colour printer capable of handling card or cover stock to print the parts sheets. 67 lb cover stock (approx 8.5 thousandths of an inch or 0.2 mm thick) is recommended.

Update: A second set of parts files is now available, enlarged to 1:96 scale (almost 45 inches tall). These sheets are roughly 13 inches by 18 inches, and will require a large-format printer. Thanks to Olaf Deen for making this available!

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The model files

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First stage (build this kit first!)

n1_inst1.pdf - 374 KiB - This document contains the instructions only (5 pages).
n1_part1.pdf - 5.97 MiB - This document contains the model parts for the 1:144 scale model (9 pages).
n1_part1_96.pdf - 5.32 MiB - This document contains the model parts for the 1:96 scale model (9 pages, requires a large-format printer).

Upper stages

n1_inst2.pdf - 286 KiB - This document contains the instructions only (6 pages).
n1_part2.pdf - 3.89 MiB - This document contains the model parts for the 1:144 scale model (6 pages).
n1_part2_96.pdf - 3.96 MiB - This document contains the model parts for the 1:96 scale model (6 pages, requires a large-format printer).

The parts and instructions are in Adobe PDF format. You'll need a PDF reader such as Adobe's Acrobat Reader or Foxit Reader to open and print the files.

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