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Space Shuttle Challenger Model, STS-51L - Hobby Master HL1407

Space Shuttle Challenger Model, STS-51L - Hobby Master HL1407 - click to enlarge
Space Shuttle Challenger Model, STS-51L - Hobby Master HL1407 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HL1407
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Hobby Master 1:200 Space Series Diecast Model

Rockwell Space Shuttle Challenger (OV-099) – STS-51L, January 28, 1986

1:200 Scale.  Length: 7.25".  Wingspan: 4.75"

Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide

Space Shuttle Challenger (Designation OV-099) was NASA's second Space Shuttle orbiter put into service. First launched on April 4, 1983 Challenger completed nine missions before breaking apart 73 seconds after the launch of its tenth mission, STS-51L, on January 28, 1986, resulting in the death of all seven crew members.

Challenger was named after two previous vessels---first, HMS Challenger, a British naval Pearl class corvette that, from 1872 to 1876, was the command ship for the "Challenger expedition," conducting global marine research, and second, the Apollo 17 lunar module, which landed on the Moon in 1972.

The Space Shuttle program started with the awarding of a contract to Rockwell International's Space Transportation Systems Division. There were 6 shuttles built, Enterprise OV-101 (Orbital Vehicle) for testing, Columbia OV-102, Challenger OV-099, Discovery OV-103, Atlantis OV-104 and Endeavour OV-105. The first of 135 Space Shuttle missions took place April 12, 1981 and lasted 2 days 6 hours when STS-1 (Space Transportation System) was launched using Space Shuttle Columbia. Of the 135 mission launches there were 2 tragedies when Columbia and Challenger plus their crews were lost.

Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with precision-tooled die-cast metal and some plastic components.

This model of the Space Shuttle Challenger features:

  • Opening payload bay doors
  • Historically accurate printed markings (no decals)
  • Display stand
  • Box with opening front cover panel

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:200 Scale Spacecraft

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

    Specifications for Space Shuttle Orbiter “Challenger”

    Weight (with three shuttle main engines) - 151,315 lb (69 t)


    Orbiter Length – 122.17 ft (37.2 m)

    Height – 56.58 ft (17.25 m)

    Wingspan – 78.06 ft (23.79 m)

    Wings Only – 60 ft (18.3 m)

    Vertical stabilizer – 26.31 ft (8.01 m)

    Payload Bay Doors:

    Length – 60 ft (18.3 m)

    Width – 17 ft (5.2 m)

    Height – 13 ft (4.0 m)

    Weight (varies depending on payload and other factors)

    Lift Off – 4,500,000 lb (2,041,166 kg)

    Speed – 17,321 mph (27,875 km/h)

    Orbit Altitude Depending On Mission – Between 115 miles to 400 miles (185 km to 643.7 km)

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