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Airfix A10170 Space Shuttle 1:144 Scale Series 10 Plastic Model Kit

by Airfix
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • 1:144 scale plastic scale model kit
  • Construction and painting required: yes, glue and paints need to be purchased separately
  • Skill level: 3 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller)
  • Dimensions: length: 326 millimetres x width: N/A millimetres
  • Number of parts: 94
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Technical Details
Item Weight862 g
Product Dimensions12.7 x 10.2 x 32.4 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:8 - 3 years
Item model numberA10170
Number of Puzzle Pieces94
Assembly RequiredYes
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 77,425 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight862 g
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Date First Available30 Mar 2010

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This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

Product Description

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The Space Shuttle is the first orbital spacecraft designed for reuse. It carries different payloads to low Earth orbit, provides crew rotation for the International Space Station (ISS), and performs servicing missions. The orbiter can also recover satellites and other payloads from orbit and return them to Earth. Each Shuttle was designed for a projected lifespan of 100 launches or ten years of operational life, although this was later extended Six airworthy Space Shuttle orbiters have been built; the first, Enterprise, was not built for orbital space flight, and was used only for testing purposes. Five space-worthy orbiters were built: Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour. Challenger tragically disintegrated 73 seconds after launch in 1986 with the loss of all it's crew.

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With the project reaching 30 years of age, the final Space Shuttle mission took to the skies in July 2011. Over the three decades, 135 missions took place, using five different space-worthy Orbiters; Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour. Developed as a hybrid vehicle, the Space Transportation System consisted of the aircraft-like Orbiter that carried crew and cargo, and the Booster section, consisting of the giant External Tank (the ET), and two Solid-fuel Rocket Boosters (the SRBs). At launch, the Orbiter's three engines fire, powered by fuel from the External Tank, plus the two SRBs, developing a thrust of over seven million pounds (three million kg). The SRBs are jettisoned at an altitude 28 miles (45km), and the ET at 70 miles (112.5km). Having completed its mission, the Orbiter returns unpowered, and lands on a runway like a conventional aircraft. Paints and Cement are required to complete model (Not Included) Specification: Model Scale 1:144 Number of Parts 94 Dimensions (mm) L326 Requires Painting Yes Age 8+

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Space Shuttle Airfix Model 2 Jun 2013
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This was purchased as a Christmas present, it was very well received and I wait with baited breath to see how long it takes to construct!
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5.0 out of 5 stars lovely present for an 11 year old 23 July 2013
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I haven't seen it but got glowing reports from my 11-year old nephew who is looking forward to making it in his school holidays. It arrived very quickly and was just what he wanted.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Airfix 1:144 Space Shuttle 30 July 2012
By Reggie - Published on Amazon.com
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is undoubtedly the finest space shuttle kit I have ever constructed. I try to make my models as historically accurate as possible, and the Airfix 1:144 Space Shuttle was a beautiful foundation to make a museum quality replica. The kit contains an impressive array of decals, and the instructions are well illustrated. A stand is included which displays the shuttle in a unique "flying" position. The pieces have fine molding and fit together nicely. I should mention that Airfix molds their parts in grey, not white, so the orbiter, external tank, and SRBs must be painted their proper colors, unless you want an entirely grey model. There are of course several seams where the two fuselage pieces meet, but they are easily fixed with a bit of modeling putty. This model has the most detailed payload bay cargo out of any kit I have built. Unfortunatley, it doesn't have the kind of detail to satisfy the modeler going for a really accurate look, but it is certaily finer than some of the other payload bay representations I have seen out there. Like all shuttle kits, the Airfix has its problems. The first, is the fact that the intertank is not ribbed. There is a decal included in the kit which is supposed to represent this ribbing, but I think it looks cartoonish, and a serious modeler will need to create this detail with sheet styrene, or something like that. I was a bit dissapointed to see that there was no cockpit interior, but no 1:144 kit has that feature. Then there is the problem with the windows. Of the five shuttles I have built, all of them had issues with fitting the cockpit windows. The experience I had with the Airfix windows, was the worst out of any model. I couldn't get the windows for this kit to even remotely fit into their proper place. After spending literally hours trying to get them in, I gave up and scratch built my own. I don't know if MY particular windows were just molded poorly, but in any case, I did not have fun with those. Nevertheless, there are other components of the model that were so pleasing to me, that the window problem hardly mattered. In my opinion, the Airfix model is the finest replica in the 1:144 scale, and should be the top choice for a professional modeler, but also makes a very attractive kit without any scratch built enhancements.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Help from my girl 30 Dec 2013
By Dvae - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this kit last Christmas and it sat for a while. But it was always calling to me. Finally this break, I vowed to complete it before Christmas day. I asked my son for help initially, but his 8 year old mind wanted to play computer games. So I fell back to my 5 year old girl not expecting her to be excited. Boy was I wrong!

She helped me paint the small parts and even glue a couple of pieces. We worked off and on doing other holiday things while glue and paint dried. After a couple of days, we had it finished in all its glory. It is a big model! While the kids were in bed, I finished the decals to give it that 'finished' look. Then I put all the stages together and put it on the kitchen table.

I got 'Oohs' and 'Ahhs' from both kids and even a 'Wow, honey!' from the wife when they came to breakfast the next day. As I showed them how the modules came apart even down to the spacemen in their capsule, they all were amazed. The little girl helped me put it back together and now it has a great spot on our book case.

It took a little detail work with sanding and one or two touch ups with modeling putty to get it looking perfect, but the baseline of the kit was really nice.

Next year... Space Shuttle!
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