Throughout the X-15 program there

Advertising

B.F. Goodrich supplied the nose wheel tires for the X-15.

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North American Aviation created numerous ads for its role in the development and flight testing of the X-15.

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A Thiokol ad which ran in Space Digest: Feb. 1960.

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An ad from North American Aviation which projected the hopes and dreams of the space program from the early 1960s. Reality has unfortunately fallen short.

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Two more ads from B.F. Goodrich.

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An ad from Schick razors. Purchasers received a free Space Digest magazine with this special offer.

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Magazines

Rocket planes and motorcycles, "Chopper" magazine, April 1973.

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"Weekly Reader," 3 March 1958, perpetuating the myth of X-15 flights over 100 miles.

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Displays

Edwards AFB Air Show displays from the early 1960s.

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Another air show display, most likely from the same day as the photo above right.

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An unusual display of an X-15 mockup in Zagreb, Croatia.

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Model Kits and Toys

Lindberg model kit featuring both the X-15 and an F-100 Super Sabre chase plane.

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Early box art for the 1/130th scale Heller X-15 model kit.

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Two different later box art versions of the Heller X-15 kit.

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Dragon kits 1/144th scale X-15A-2.

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Corgi die-cast 1/144th scale B-52 and X-15.

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Cox flying model rocket kit of the X-15 from the 1970s.

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Wooden display model based on a caricature of an X-15.

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Estes flying rocket.

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Paper model of the X-15 from Frito-Lay (left) and a more professional paper kit (right).

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Quest flying rocket.

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Early box art from 1/64th scale Revell kit.

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Later box art from 1/64th Revell kit. This version of the art lasted longer than any other.

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Revell 1/64th scale X-15A-2 in landing configuration: Flight 2-50-89 on 18 Nov. 1966. Kit has been heavily modified from the original, including expanding the fuselage to the proper length for the A-2 version of the aircraft.

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Monogram 1/72nd scale X-15A-2 with external tanks.

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Very large B-52 and X-15 combination in 1/72nd scale from Monogram.

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Monogram 1/72nd X-15A-2: Flight 2-53-97, 3 Oct. 1967.

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Detail of box art from Revell B-52/X-15 combination kit.

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Tiny Pegaso X-15 model kit manufactured in Mexico. Note X-15 is from "Lockheed."

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Special Hobby 1/32nd scale kit of the X-15 No. 1 with XLR-11 engines.

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Special Hobby 1/32nd scale X-15A-2.

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Special Hobby 1/48th scale X-15A-2 with external tanks.

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The Holy Grail of X-15 models: An original Topping contractor model.

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Four views of an X-15 toy rocket made to roll on the floor.

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Three X-15 related toys. (left) An X-15 rocket toy that bears no resemblence to the actual vehicle. (center) A riding X-15 scooter from Mattel. Note that it includes a seat belt for the young Joe Walker wannabe! (right) A flyable kite which again doesn't look a thing like an X-15, but uses the name recognition to sell products to the kids.

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