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C-160 Transall Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-3998

Overview
Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:220
Length: 144 mm
Wingspan: 183 mm
Parts: 24

Description
Turboprop-powered, highly reliable.

The Transall C-160 was designed in the early ’60s to replace France’s aging fleet of Nord Noratlas transport aircraft. Developed by Aèrospatiale and Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm, the C-160 is powered by twin Rolls-Royce® turboprop engines. Only one accident has ever been reported in over forty years, placing it among history’s safest and most reliable aircraft. The C-160 will be replaced by the Airbus A400M, which is currently undergoing initial tests. Kit features highly detailed surfaces, a rotating propeller and decals for a Luftwaffe version and a French Air Force version.

 

Boeing 747-100 Jumbo Jet Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-3999

Overview
Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:450
Length: 158 mm
Wingspan: 133 mm
Parts: 22

Description
Still first-class, 40 years later.

The first-gen 747-100 was deemed suitable for domestic flights, but many felt it lacked the power to handle international payloads. The 747-200 was the solution. First entering service in 1971, initial models were equipped with powerful Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7 engines. Subsequent models offered a choice between these as well as options from G.E.® and Rolls-Royce®. Many 747-200s are in use today, albeit with smaller carriers. Kit features textured surfaces, a simulated undercarriage, four replica engines and a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines decal set.

 

1/72 Space Shuttle with Fuel Tank and Boosters Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5089

Overview
Skill Level 3
Scale: 1/72
Length: 31-1/2″
Parts: 128

Description
Space travel’s crowning achievement.

NASA spent the ’70s exploring the use of practical, reusable space transports. The Space Shuttle became the crowning achievement of this research. The first operational shuttle flight occurred in 1982 with Space Shuttle Columbia. After three memorable decades in space, the program’s final flight will occur in June, 2011. Kit features a detailed space shuttle with a realistic fuel tank and booster rockets, a detailed opening cargo bay with optional payload assemblies, a display stand and decal markings for all six space shuttles (Enterprise, Columbia, Discovery, Endeavor, Challenger and Atlantis).

 

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