I got this model just a few days ago. It came in a lot with other stuff and It is in great shape, so I was lucky to find it.
I had never seen it before, so, to my surprise, I first opened the lids and admired the wheels feature with great astonishment. It is probably the best Corgi Juniors model I have ever seen.
The inside part shows a gold chromed plastic part that represents the equipment of the shuttle (whatever it is, I am not familiar with it).
Another action feature of this little spaceship is that the landing gear can be locked up (for flight) or down (for take offs and landings), which is a very cool thing considering its size. This action can be triggered from a small hinge in the base.
This version has U.S.A. stickers, although there are other versions. Most notably, a shuttle with yellow stickers from the James Bond film Moonraker. I will try to get that one too, so I have both.
I also presented a Columbia Shuttle model by Yatming some time ago, but this one is far better (being the Yatming model not bad at all).
FACTS AND FIGURES:
- Name: SPACE SHUTTLE (5-C)
- Scale: Unknown
- Year: 1980
- Company: Corgi Toys (Great Britain)
- Size: approx. 6 cm