Academy Space 1/288 Space Shuttle & B747 Carrier Aircraft Kit
While the Space Shuttle can travel faster and farther than any other aircraft yet flying, thanks to the huge external boosters that push it, it is not capable of flight outside of a space voyage. To provide for "local" hops. NASA obtained a giant Boeing 747 from American Airlines, and altered it to carry the shuttle in a special cradle mounted to the fuselage. The 747 was originally used to test the aerodynamic stability of the shuttle but is now often used to transport the shuttle from one location to the next.
- Molded in silver, white, and black
- Includes both the 747 and the Space Shuttle
- The exterior surface details of the two craft include seams, bolt heads, and a variety of hatch and door outlines.
- All of the necessary cradle equipment for attaching the shuttle to the 747 is included.
- Complete landing gear and engine assemblies for the 747 are included.
- A clear brown plastic display base is included.
- One Decal Sheet with Markings for One 747 and Four Shuttles. NASA 747 with Shuttle Atlantis, NASA 747 with Shuttle Columbia, NASA 747 with Shuttle Discovery and NASA 747 with Shuttle Endeavour.