487 Space Cruiser is a Classic Space set released in 1979. It contains a spacecraft, a small forklift and two Classic Space astronauts (red and white).
This set was only available in the US, where it was sold instead of the identical set 924 Transporter that was released elsewhere. Both spacecraft had the number "LL 924" printed onto their hulls though.
The spaceship was similar in color and design to the smaller 918 Space Transport and the bigger 928 Galaxy Explorer.
The cockpit had enough room for two minifigures and could be accessed by tilting back its roof. At the aft the ship had a small cargo compartment where a small white container could be stored. The rocket engines and the aft fuselage had to be tilted to the sides to access it.
The 487-1 Space Cruiser was upgraded and remodeled as the "Neo" - to replace this classic line and filling its role as an explorer/recon-type of vehicle.
About this creation
Side view left.
Aft. Engines were mounted as such to provide better thrust and maneuverability.
Top view. Improved cockpit and instrumentation.
Three-quarters back view. Note the heavily-armored cargo bay doors. The fatal flaw of the original model was corrected. It was vulnerable to small-fire weapons which resulted sometimes in the death of the pilot or usually the disabling/destruction of the engines as these were originally located in this area.
Underside of the ship. Four landing feet for stability.
With the cockpit closed.
Head-on.This is what the enemy pilot will see before going down. This model is atmosphere-capable too.
Sleek and fast. It's more than a match against anything the Blacktrons can throw at it.