The Titan family of expendable rockets was extremely successful, with 368 rockets launched between 1959 and 2005. The 48m-long Titan IIIE, sometimes referred to as the Titan III-Centaur, was used seven times. The name Centaur stemmed from the fact that a Centaur-D upper stage was added to boost the systemís performance. This three-stage rocket was instrumental in launching NASAís two Voyager probes to Jupiter and Saturn, as well as the two Viking missions. The latter put instrumented landers on the surface of Mars. The Titan IIIE was used from 1974-77, with all missions blasting off from Cape Canaveral. Dragon's 1/400 scale model shows an impressive Titan IIIE rocket positioned on its launch pad awaiting blastoff. The pre-painted model is highly accurate and is fully detailed, including the correct markings. It comes with its special high-specific-impulse Centaur upper stage, a totally new part, which gives it a completely different appearance to the Titan IIIC released previously. The model also features two huge strap-on solid rocket boosters. For folk who wish to become more familiar with the Titan family of rockets, this is a must-have item!