1959–1960 Sicle : Airplane Trading Cards

1959–1960 Sicle : Airplane Trading Cards


1960 Sicle Airplane Trading Cards AA-58 - U.S. Air Force X-15 Rocket Ship

Sicle Airplane Trading Cards were distributed with Sicle brand frozen treats in the United States. The 76-card collection is divided into sets of Aurora model kit illustrations and official military photographs. The collection was produced by the Joe Lowe Corporation of New York. The American Card Catalog reference is F223-1.

Series A features artwork created for the Aurora Famous Fighters model kit series. A 21-card Aurora Famous Fighters variant series was distributed with the models. The Aurora branded cards contain the same numbering and illustrations. The American Card Catalog reference is F223-2.

1960 Sicle Airplane Trading Cards A-17 - X-15 Sateloid Rocket Plane

Artistic concepts for the "X-15 Sateloid Rocket Plane" and a "U.S.A.F. Lunar Probe" are included in Series A. "Lunar Probe" Kit No. 385 was created by Aurora before the establishment of NASA. According to Frederick Boucher at Aeroscale , the "Lunar Probe" was modified from the "Thor IRBM" model kit.

1960 Sicle Airplane Trading Cards AA-50 - Air Force Midas Aboard Atlas

Series AA depicts the MIDAS 2 satellite aboard the LV-3A Atlas-Agena A vehicle. The Missile Defense Alarm System was a network of satellites designed to detect Soviet missile launches. The first launch attempt of MIDAS 1 was made on February 26, 1960. The second stage failed to separate and the vehicle was destroyed over the Atlantic Ocean. MIDAS 2 was successfully placed into orbit on May 24, 1960. The communication link failed on May 26.

1960 Sicle Airplane Trading Cards AA-76 - USAF X-15 Research Vehicle

Series AA includes the first flight of the North American X-15-1 experimental aircraft (56-6670). On June 8, 1959, the X-15-1 was first dropped from Boeing NB-52A Stratofortress 52-003, The High and Mighty One, piloted by Charles Bock and Major Jack Allavie. The aircraft was piloted in an unpowered glide by Scott Crossfield. The vapor trail pictured is hydrogen peroxide exhaust produced by the electrical system.

NASA developed three of the experimental aircraft to investigate problems that pilots would encounter near the edge of space. The X-15-1 is currently held by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The aircraft is displayed in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles International Airport. The High and Mighty One is displayed at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona.

1960 Sicle Airplane Trading Cards AA-76 - USAF X-15 Research Vehicle



Checklist A
A-1 F8U-1 Crusader
A-2 B-47 Stratojet
A-3 Grumman F9F6 "Cougar"
A-4 B-52 Stratofortress
A-5 Convair F-102 “Dart”
A-6 Lockheed F-104 "Starfighter"
A-7 F-100 Super Sabre
A-8 B-36 Convair Bomber
A-9 F-90 Lockheed
A-10 F9F Panther Jet
A-11 F-94C "Starfire"
A-12 F86D Sabre Jet
A-13 X-13 Vertijet
A-14 F-101 Voodoo
A-15 No. American F-107A
A-16 F-105 Thunderchief
A-17 X-15 Sateloid Rocket Plane
A-18 B-58 Hustler Bomber
A-19 Bomarc IM-99
A-20 Regulus II
A-21 Nike-Hercules
A-22 Douglas F4D "Skyray"
A-23 Convair V.R. Pogo
A-24 Lockheed VTO
A-25 B-26 Martin "Marauder"
A-26 Avro CF-105 Arrow
A-27 B-29 Super Fortress
A-28 B-25 Mitchell Bomber
A-29 Piasecki H-25A
A-30 Kaman HOK "Egg Beater"
A-31 Hiller "Hornet"
A-32 Sikorsky S-55
A-33 Piasecki H-21
A-34 Mace TM-76
A-35 IRBM-Thor with Servicing Tower
A-36 U.S.A.F. Lunar Probe
A-37 P-38 Lockheed Lightning
A-38 P-51 Mustang
A-39 Curtiss P-40
A-40 Hellcat
A-41 B-17 Flying Fortress
A-42 British Spitfire
Checklist AA
AA-43 USAF IM-99 Bomarc
AA-44 McDonnell F-101
AA-45 Atlas Ballistic Missile
AA-46 Boeing KB-50
AA-47 U. S. Air Force B-58
AA-48 "Thunderbirds" Flying Team
AA-49 Convair F-106
AA-50 Air Force Midas Aboard Atlas
AA-51 Douglas SM-75 "Thor"
AA-52 USAF Lockheed F-104A
AA-53 JATO Take-off of Lockheed C-130
AA-54 Family of Guided Air-to-Air Missiles
AA-55 Military Air Transport Service
AA-56 Minuteman U.S. Missile
AA-57 Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
AA-58 U. S. Air Force X-15 Rocket Ship
AA-59 U. S. Air Force's Titan
AA-60 U. S. Air Force Discoverer Satellite
AA-61 Air Force Dynasoar
AA-62 North American B-70
AA-63 USAF Lockheed XF-104
AA-64 Republic F-105
AA-65 North American F-100
AA-66 Air Force Boeing IM-99
AA-67 U. S. Air Force B-52C Stratofortress
AA-68 Boeing VC-137A
AA-69 Consolidated YF-102A
AA-70 Air Force Douglas SM-75
AA-71 Air Force Hound Dog
AA-72 U. S. Air Force B-58
AA-73 North American F-100 Super
AA-74 Air Force F-105 (F-104)
AA-75 Thunderbirds
AA-76 USAF X-15 Research Vehicle
Aurora Famous Fighters
A-1 F8U-1 Crusader
A-2 B-47 Stratojet
A-3 Grumman F9F6 "Cougar"
A-4 B-52 Stratofortress
A-5 Convair F-102 "Dart"
A-6 Lockheed F-104 "Starfighter"
A-7 F-100 Super Sabre
A-8 B-36 Convair Bomber
A-9 F-90 Lockheed
A-10 F9F Panther Jet
A-11 F-94C "Starfire"
A-12 F86D Sabre Jet
A-13 X-13 Vertijet
A-14 F-101 Voodoo
A-15 No. American F-107A
A-16 F-105 Thunderchief
A-17 X-15 Sateloid Rocket Plane
A-18 B-58 Hustler Bomber
A-19 Bomarc IM-99
A-20 Regulus II
A-21 Nike-Hercules

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