Space Shuttle Endeavour (Endeavor) 1/300 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Daron
1:300 Scale Diecast Metal – Space Shuttle Endeavour– 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.
Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is a retired orbiter from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the fifth and final operational shuttle built. It embarked on its first mission, STS-49, in May 1992 and its 25th and final mission, STS-134, in May 2011. STS-134 was expected to be the final mission of the Space Shuttle program, but with the authorization of STS-135, Atlantis became the last shuttle to fly.
The United States Congress authorized the construction of Endeavour in 1987 to replace Challenger, which was lost in 1986.
Structural spares built during the construction of Discovery and Atlantis were used in its assembly. NASA chose to build Endeavour from spares rather than refitting Enterprise or accepting a Rockwell International proposal to build two shuttles for the price of one on cost grounds.