Space Shuttle Discovery 1/300 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Power Model

$ 22.99

 

1:300 Scale Diecast Metal – Space Shuttle Discovery – 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, Model Power, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp.

 

Space Shuttle Discovery (Orbiter Vehicle DesignationOV-103) is one of the orbiters from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the third of five built.[4] Its first mission, STS-41-D, flew from August 30 to September 5, 1984. Over 27 years of service it launched and landed 39 times, gathering more spaceflights than any other spacecraft to date.[5]

Discovery became the third operational orbiter to enter service, preceded by Columbia and Challenger.[6] It embarked on its last mission, STS-133, on February 24, 2011 and touched down for the final time at Kennedy Space Center on March 9,[7] having spent a cumulative total of almost a full year in space. Discovery performed both research and International Space Station (ISS) assembly missions. It also carried the Hubble Space Telescopeinto orbit. Discovery was the first operational shuttle to be retired.