# No.  Name  Box marked  Box No.  Toy marked  Notes  Versions 
301 A  Military Helicopter  
355  Moonranger  Moon Ranger Mercury Mark IV on the toy  red / blue; yellow / red  
355  UFO  T in a circle  355  redesigned & repackaged red /yellow version of Moonranger  
355 A  Moonranger  T in a circle  355 A  355 A  blue / yellow  
356  New Flying Saucer  T in a circle  356  box top / hinged lid box variations  
357  Space Vehicle  T in a circle / T Toys Are Fun  357  3 box variations (2 with T in a circle logo)  
360  Moon Bus  T in a circle  360  Regd. Design No. 930855  
361  MercedesBenz 300 SL  T in a circle  361  T 361  Item no. on both license plates  red; blue 
362  Air Plane  T in a circle  362  
365  B.O.A.C. VC 10  T in a circle  365  
366  Amphibious Car  T 366  
367  Amphibious Car  T in a circle  367  red / white; blue / white  
367 A  Amphibious Duck  T in a circle  367 A  
371 A  Cabin Cruiser  T in a circle  317 A  repackaged Cragstan version exists  
372  Electric Speedboat  T in a circle  372  
375  Hydrofoil Boat  T in a circle  ?  
377  Dolphin Cruiser  T in a circle  377  
379  Motor for Submarine Aircraft Carrier  ?  ?  T 379  
394  Beat Guitar  
410 B  Champion Racer  T in a circle  410 B  410  Different item number on toy  
412  Computer Car Mercedes C 111  T in a circle  412  Window box  
414 A  Volkswagen  T in a circle  414 A  T 414 A  Window box  
422  Moon Prospector  T in a circle  422  Regd. Design No. 963703  Box versions w/ & w/o without pat. no.  
424  Helicopter  
425  Apollo 11  
425  ApolloX  T in a circle  425  2 box variations, plus German Saturn V box w/o T logo  
426 W  Apollo 11  T in a circle  426 W  426  Attached to ceiling w/ cord  aka Apollo Moon Trek (HK); Moon Scout (Japan) 
432  Two seater speedboat  Displayed on #433 Luxury Yacht side panel  
433  Luxury Yacht  Speedoat w/ cabin, lifebuoy at the back: Box panel gallery no.  
435  Racing Speedboat  T Toys Are Fun  435  T 435  orange deck; blue deck  
436  Bump'n Go Boat  T in a circle  436  Window box  
437  Cruiser  T in a circle  437  T 437  Cabin Cruiser  
437 A  Cruiser  Cruiser w/ cloth top  
437 B  Cruiser  Cruiser w/o cabin  
501  Jumbo Jet Boeing 747  T in a circle  501  
503  HiWay Copter  T in a circle  503  T 503  
508  GIANT Heavy Duty Helicopter  508  
510  Space Shuttle  T in a circle  510  
511  Children Educational Games / Children’s Driver  511  Box panel gallery no.  
511 A  Children Educational Games / Space Traveling  T Toys Are Fun  511 A  T 511  Space Shuttle' on the toy; Box panel gallery no.  
511 B  Children Educational Games / Sail N’Joy  T Toys Are Fun  511 B  T 511  ‘Speedboat’ on the toy; Box panel gallery no.  
514  Military Copter  T Tai Hing Tainovelty  514  
515  Boeing E3A AWACS  T Tai Hing Tainovelty  515  T 501  Different item number on toy  
** Tarheel Space Glider has number 350, which would seem to fit also into the series. However no Tai Hing toy is known by far.  
NO. NOT KNOWN  
502? Boeing 727  
Space Capsule** 
CENTURY 21 JR21 AND RELATED TOYS GALLERY
Gallery of the more obscure toys made by Century 21/JR21 and similar from the 1960's
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
T [IN A CIRCLE] TOYS CHECKLIST BY ARTO HAARALA
Sunday, 2 December 2012
THE SHUTTLE FERRY ROCKET STORY
Forty years ago, after many years of preliminary studies, men at Goodyear were busy designing and analyzing shuttle vehicle concepts for ferrying men and materials into and out of earth orbit and beyond on a regular and economical basis.
Using experimental data from Goddard's work and others gathered over the preceeding 40 years,
plu~ captured German high speed flight and rocket data, their studies had already reached the point where they were firmly convinced of the absolute necessity for such a reusable ferry vehicle operating to and from orbiting space stations.
So from about 1951 to 1954 they diligently pursued basic concepts and alternatives to focus on a design that would meet the main objectives. The final two years were aimed at the design and analysis of the orbital shuttle vehicle system shown here and the derivative orbital station concept illustrated.
A comprehensive technical paper covering the ferry rocket vehicle system portion was presented by Mr. Darrell Romick at the American Rocket Society (ARS) meeting in New York in 1954, and one covering the station was presented in Chicago in 1955. Both papers were presented as a complete system in Rome at the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) meeting in 1956. Another, including lunar landing, was presented in Barcelona in 1957. The concepts were shown on national television (Today show) in 1954. The accompanying illustrations are from the early 1954 and 1955 papers.
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The Goodyear officials called the first version of a complete operational orbital shuttle vehicle and orbital terminal the METEOR system (for Manned Earth Terminal evolving from EarthOrbitferry Rockets).
A somewhat smaller version, with other variations and improvements, was called METEOR, Jr. It was first published in 1957. An improved HTOL (for horizontal takeoff and landing) version with more advanced tuiboramjet takeoff propulsion was published in 1959 (although it was withdrawn at the request of the Air Force).
Goodyear engineers continued a vigorous campaign with continuing analytical and promotional efforts, working with the Air Force and people at the Army Ballistics Missile Agency (ABMA von Braun and crew at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala.) and later, when it was formed, with NASA throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, since in those days the main proponents at all these agencies were part of a relatively small. group well acquainted with each other's work and ideas. However, at this point the "moon landing" Apollo program emerged to in effect sideline for a time all ideas for building a space capability via a space transportation system of the Meteor or Shuttle variety.
So it was not until the Apollo program was nearing its end that this philosophy and these ideas were again taken up and promoted,

resulting

in

the

launching

of

the

current

Shuttle

program


in

the

early 1970s,

following· several

years

of

final

definitive


studies.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010
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