Corgi Juniors E41 – (1979)
The Corgi Junior Space Shuttle was issued at the same time as the larger-scale model and was released several times in different packaging. This smaller edition of the Moonraker space Shuttle retained its retractable undercarriage and opening cargo doors to reveal the fixed payload. These features were the same on all editions of the shuttle.
It eventually lost all reference to the film Moonraker itself (although it kept the Drax decals). By 1979 the ‘Junior’ brand name had been discontinued by Corgi. The same model with different decals was released as a NASA Shuttle, and again in 1981 to accompany a Blake’s 7 Star Ship ‘Liberator’ model.