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NASA - Boeing 747 with Space Shuttle Discovery Piggyback - 1/200 Scale Model

NASA - Boeing 747 with Orbiter Shuttle Piggyback - 1/200 Scale
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Boeing 747-100
Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery Piggyback
1/200 Scale Plastic Model

Price: $249.00
$19.92 s/h in continental US
Scale: 1/200
DESKTOP Fully Assembled Plastic Display Model

Length: 14"   W/S: 12"
$249.00 plus $19.92 s/h (US only)


NASA uses two modified Boeing 747 jetliners, originally manufactured for commercial use, as Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA). One is a 747-100 model, while the other is designated a 747-100SR (short range). The two aircraft are identical in appearance and in their performance as Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. The SCAs are used to ferry space shuttle orbiters from landing sites back to the launch complex at the Kennedy Space Center, and also to and from other locations too distant for the orbiters to be delivered by ground transportation. The orbiters are placed atop the SCAs by Mate-Demate Devices, large gantry-like structures which hoist the orbiters off the ground for post-flight servicing, and then mate them with the SCAs for ferry flights. This high quality replica is crafted from mahogany and comes with a wooden base.

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