Vanguard TV-0 (Viking 13)
by Joy Cohn & Niels Jahn Knudsen

Scale 1:96 Published: April 22, 2006

Model: TV_0_kit.pdf (85 KB)
Instruction: TV0_ins.pdf (200 KB)
Rocketstand for TV-0 and TV-1  
Stand_tv01.pdf (200 KB)
Vanguard TV-0 paper model Vanguard TV-0 cardboard model
Vanguard rocket Viking 10 and TV-0 scale models
Reentry probes at the nosecone.  TV-0 compared to Viking 10
Martin Viking No. 13, a liquid-propellant single-stage rocket, was redesignated TV-0 and fired as the first Vanguard Test Vehicle TV-0 on December 8, 1956. Primary goal was to evaluate the performance of the internal telemetry system, to evaluate the launching complex, and to become familiar with the operations, range safety and tracking systems of the AFMTC rocket range. Secondary objective was testing of the Vanguard Minitrack transmitter and evaluation of the coasting flight attitude control system. All objectives were met except evaluation of coasting-flight attitude control. 

The vehicle reached an altitude of 126.5 statute miles and range of 97.6 statute miles.

James Bond - Trigger Mortis 
The cover for the UK-edition of the James Bond novel "Trigger Mortis" by Anthony Horowitz is a modified version of the Vanguard TV-0 paper model. Read more about the model here.

If you have comments for the kit contact: 
Joy Cohn - 
Niels Jahn Knudsen  -

NASA: Vanguard - a history  
Beggs aerospace - The viking rocket

Books and articles: 
Rockets of the world by Peter Alway, 
Space Frontier Vol. 2 Number 5 - Vanguard - The Early Years