Thunderbird 5 Space Station from "Thunderbirds" (1964-1966)
About the Design
Set in the mid-21st Century, Gerry Anderson's "Thunderbirds" revolved around a top-secret, privately funded organization called "International Rescue" that employed a variety of high-tech air-, sea-, and spacecraft to, well, rescue people. The fifth in the "Thunderbird" series of vehicles was this attractive low-orbit space station from which members of the Tracy family would monitor the earth for distress signals. The large rectangular docking module accommodated the Thunderbird 3 spacecraft.
About the Kit
Arguably the best of Bandai's "Thunderbirds" models, this was actually a dual kit with a mini Thunderbird 3 that held itself to the model's Earth-like base via a magnet. The Thunderbird 5 was released in the 1970s, then again by Imai (now defunct) in the late 1990s.
This model is an original 1970s Bandai issue.