Space Shuttle - 09172-1

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

Blasting off the Earth in 1979, the first Shuttle Orbiter will herald a new era in space exploration. It will eventually operate a regular service flying various loads into space and then returning them to earth. It is launched vertically like the Apollo spacecraft but lands like an aeroplane. This exciting project is now captured in model form with this new kit comprising 92 parts and made up of the delta-shaped orbiter vehicle, the two booster rockets and the huge fuel tank. - Taken from the 15th edition catalogue (1978)

16th edition catalogue (1979), recorded as a Series 10 kit.

2000 edition catalogue, recorded as a new kit.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 9
First Issued: 1978

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 6: Ken McDonough

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 09172-1
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 10172-1
1982 Edition Ref: 10170-5
1983 Edition Ref: 9 10170
1984 Edition Ref: 9 10170
2000 Edition Ref: 10170
2001 Edition Ref: 10170
2002 Edition Ref: 10170
2003 Edition Ref: 10170
2004 Edition Ref: 10170
2005 Edition Ref: 10170
2006 Edition Ref: 10170
2007 Edition Ref: 10170
2011 Edition Ref: A10170
2012 Edition Ref: A10170
2013 Edition Ref: A10170

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