gathering some of the kits a tried to make as a kid and completely bodged up, here's a tank and a half...
I waited excitedly for it to come out, only to find our local model shop had no plans to stock it and it was on backorder for orders by the release date. So I cycled to Basildon along the (old) A13, single carriageway trunk road and then back, one handed with the huge box under my arm. Mental.I had the original Airfix kit as a Christmas present in 1968.
There's a bit here:
The other M113 sits empty with its back ramp open facing the door of an emergency bunker near the pad. If the astronauts have to take the slidewire baskets to get away from the pad, they would get out of the baskets and into the bunker. Then they can get inside the M113, close the ramp and drive to safety.
That's the routine all crews practice during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, or TCDT. The STS-134 crew took part in the training March 30 as they prepared to launch on space shuttle Endeavour's last scheduled mission. The driving is a required course for each shuttle astronaut.
"Everybody has to drive the M113, so everybody kind of has to find their feel for maneuvering it," Seymour said.