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CRAGSTAN SPACE TANK, MARS PATROL NO 17 - YANOMAN - JAPAN

Orange-red and white lithographed tin friction spaceship with astronaut and spinning / rotating ball cockpit. 6.5" The tank has the familiar rounded shape with two fins at the back. At the front is a unique tin sphere which spins around to reveal a cockpit with tin astronaut driver. A metal panel is fitted to top rear, along with a wire antenna. Friction action with spinning ball cockpit and sparks. Marked Mars Patrol on the sides.

There are red and orange versions. The red (earlier?) version in the landscape picture box has two added silver metal parts on the upper front above the bumper. These are not present on the orange Cragstan plainer box version and are replaced by simple litho detail.

Advertisement dating November 1962

YM logo, See also the S-15 prototype of this space vehicle.

Two box versions shown: top Cragstan logo, bottom box 5513.