Country of Origin: United States of America
Overall: 2in. x 7in. (5.08 x 17.78cm)
This is a commercial model of a flying saucer from the television show, "The Invaders," which was broadcast on ABC from 1967-1968. It was built by a modelmaker who was serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Kitty Hawk. The program, broadcast for two seasons, centered on space aliens in flying saucers attempting to take over Earth. The plots centered on fears of alien infiltration of society and were a commentary on contemporary Cold War fears of communism.
The donor, Richard G. Van Treuren, donated the model to the Museum in 1974 as a part of a set of models he built of various fictional spaceships.
Gift of Richard G. Van Treuren