This is a spacecraft model.As the Shuttle program itself draws to a close, this is quite simply the best shuttle model in existence in every way and detail.
Standing an impressive 39cm/15.5 inchestall (43.5cm/17.1 inches tall when mounted on the display base), this fantastic fully-finished replica is made of special material and shows extraordinary levels of detail and accuracy thanks to Bandai's extensive use of the latest tech data and photo references. The intricate heat-resistant tile detail is there, plus all the NASA markings accurately designed and beautifully applied.
The Orbiter, External Fuel Tank (ET), and Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB) can separate to depict the Endeavour in any of its mission configurations， revealing even more incredible detail inside. The ISS (International Space Station) -use RMA (Remote Manipulator Arm) can be positioned to manipulate the MPLM (Multi-Purpose Logistics Module), with clear display stands included to facilitate realistic posing.
With NASA's fleet of Space Shuttles slated for retirement in 2011 (the Endeavour's last flight was in May 2011, and the final Shuttle flight (Atlantis) was in July of 2011), Bandai's replica of the Endeavour is a very fitting tribute to the Shuttle's 30 years of service!
🌈THIS AMAZING SET INCLUDES
The Orbiter Endeavour, with ET (External Fuel Tank), Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB), RMA (Remote Manipulator Arm) for use with the ISS (International Space Station), and MPLM (Multi-Purpose Logistics Module)
3 clear stands for use with the MPLM in the payload bay
3 types of display base sheets: Clear Plate (shows the base's mirrored surface), Ocean Photo Sheet, and Mt. Fuji Photo Sheet (photos as taken from orbit)
Stand to display the Orbiter separately in flight
Please note that the photos shown are of retouch; the production version may vary. Also, models such as this are mass-produced and as a result, some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.