Space Shuttle Atlantis 1/300 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Daron
1:300 Scale Diecast Metal – Space Shuttle Atlantis– Length: 5" Wingspan: 3.125”
This Space Shuttle model is made of metal and very heavy/dense. It is certainly not a toy and will not survive been played with or a fall. The landing gear fixed in the extended position.
Although it is a small scale, the details are very impressive. Moreover, the paint scheme and coloring is really well done. Small details and markings can be seen very clearly.
A stand where the model can be attached for display is included and the model's info (type of airplane and scale).
Please notice the scale, at 1/300 scale this model is quite small measuring about 5 inches long and 3 inches wide of wingspan. Also that because this model is mostly metal, that it is quite dense and will not survive if dropped and if handled carelessly. This is definitely not a toy, although it is sized as one. The box is labeled as not recommended for children under 14.
The maker of the model really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp.
The Space Shuttle Atlantis (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV‑104) is a Space Shuttle orbiter belonging to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the spaceflight and space exploration agency of the United States. Constructed by the Rockwell International company in Southern California and delivered to the Kennedy Space Center in Eastern Florida in April 1985, Atlantis is the fourth operational and the second-to-last Space Shuttle built. Its maiden flight was STS-51-Jfrom 3 to 7 October 1985.Atlantis embarked on its 33rd and final mission, also the final mission of a space shuttle, STS-135, on 8 July 2011. STS-134 by Endeavour was expected to be the final flight before STS-135 was authorized in October 2010. STS-135 took advantage of the processing for the STS-335 Launch On Need mission that would have been necessary if STS-134's crew became stranded in orbit. Atlantis landed for the final time at the Kennedy Space Center on 21 July 2011.