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Due for release in the UK in 2011 this model is based on aircraft featured in the Studio Fantasia and Bandai Visual anime series Stratos 4.
The series is set in the near-future when the Earth is threatened by approaching comets. To prevent the disaster of comet impact, the United Nations establishes the Cosmic Emergency Management Agency.
The new Space Shield project establishes a two-tier global defence system - the primary one is the "Comet Blaster" group that intercepts comets in outer space and the secondary is the "Meteor Sweeper" group that intercepts meteorites originating from destroyed comets in the stratosphere.
The TRS.2MS is an interceptor aircraft from a ground-based "Meteor Sweeper" group. She is lifted by ZELL (Zero-Length Launch) like a surface-to-air missile, flying to a mid-altitude using the two jet engines and RATO (Rocket-Assisted Take Off) rockets equipped under the wing. After the RATO rockets finish combustion they are dropped from the wing. The main rocket in the bottom of the vertical tail is then ignited, and when she has gained altitude to the stratosphere, she locks onto the meteorite, and launches the big missile that is mounted under the fuselage. She is controlled by a pilot and a radar operator, both situated within the cockpit in a riding position. When the TSR.2MS interceptor returns to base, in very thin air, she rolls her fuselage by RCS (Reaction Control System).

Model Details
Item Code: A08011
Length 377mm
Width 157mm
Pieces 120
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