Rocketarium's Alamo is a scale model of the Vympel R-27 air-to-air missile (which is designated the AA-10 Alamo by NATO). Rocketarium's Alamo military scale kit is a large and heavy model rocket which makes it excellent for small launch sites. The model features three sets of fins and a boat tail
The Alamo military scale rocket kit has three sets of pre-cut fins for a total of twelve fins. The tail cone is created from the card stock template. The kit comes with the twelve pre-cut fins, plywood centering rings, a parachute kit for recovery, and other parts needed to build the rocket.
Recommended Engines (and estimated altitude):
- Single Use: D12-3 (480 ft), E20-4 (910 ft), E15-4 (1070 ft)
- Aerotech RMS 24/40: D15-4 (540 ft), E18-4 (980 ft), F12-5 (1110 ft), F24-4 (1160 ft)
- CTI Pro24: 24-E22-4 (650 ft), 26-E31-6 (700 ft)
Rocketarium's Daedalus is a two-stage model rocket with self-adhesive decals, pre-cut fins, laser-cut plywood centering rings, translucent nose cone, and a 15" plastic parachute kit. Assembled, the Daedalus stands more than three feet tall.
Atlantic Research Corporation developed the ARCAS (All-Purpose Rocket for Collecting Atmospheric Soundings) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR). An ARCAS rocket was first launched in July of 1959. During the 1960s, the Air Force developed a variant of the sounding rocket known as the Frangible ARCAS Meteorological Rocket which was designed to be flown over residential areas. To avoid injury and damage to property on the ground, a sheet of explosive material wrapped around the airframe allowed the rocket to be destroyed in mid-air..
Rocketarium's scale Frangible ARCAS model separates at motor ejection and descends under a parachute. The kit doesn't get blown to pieces and, unlike the real rocket, can enjoy many flights.
Rocketarium's Gadfly is a scale model of the Soviet SA-11 radar-guided surface-to-air missile introduced in the 1980s.
The Gadfly military scale rocket kit flies on a cluster of three 18mm rocket engines. The large forward fins are created by gluing two shorter fin sections together. The fin sections and fins themselves are pre-cut.
Rocketarium's Icarus 3 flies on a D to F impulse class model rocket motor. Almost two and a half feet tall, the Icarus features three distinctive rings around the airframe. Six rings are actually cut from from a single body tube section, but only three are visible on the rocket as they overlap. The Icarus III kit includes pre-cut balsa fins, plywood centering rings, a translucent plastic nose cone, and a 15" plastic parachute kit.
The US Army developed the Little John to deliver nuclear (and conventional) payloads.
The Rocketarium sport-scale kit includes decals and decal placement instructions the black bands on the airframe. This is an easy-to-build, skill level 2 model rocket kit.
The Little John kit is easy to build. If you can cut fins from balsa stock, you can build and enjoy this model rocket. Fin template is included.
The Maxtermind is Rocketarium's signature rocket. This sleek mid-power rocket flies on D to F motors.
The split-fin design gives the Maxtermind character and makes it fun to build. The kit includes large self-adhesive decals, laser-cut centering rings, balsa fin shock, parachute kit for recovery, and other parts needed to build it.
Rocketarium has utilized a computer-controlled production process to create the intricate pieces that assemble to produce one of the most unique flying model rocket kits you'll ever see. The Rebel Rebel rocket kit includes twenty-two pre-cut plywood pieces. It uses a parachute for recovery and includes a Kevlar and elastic shock cord.
The Roland was part of a mobile S.A.M. system which fired the missilesfrom a tube. As soon as the missiles left the tube, their fins popped into place. Different versions were developed by the U.S. Army and the French/German armed forces. The US version never made it past the development stage and was never used in battle.
This model rocket kit comes with a lot of nose weight, required for stable flight. As a result, launches are slow and majestic. The weight limits altitude which is great for smaller launch sites.
In the 1950s, the USSR developed the first operational Surface-To-Air Missile (SAM), the S-25 Berkut. Rocketarium's sport-scale model of the S25-Berkut has an impressive 8.47" fin span and stands nearly 28" tall.
The kit includes a laser-cut plywood transition ring and cardstock transition template for forming the rocket's tail cone which is larger on the bottom. Quality sheets of balsa are included along with templates for the large rear and smaller canard fins.
This sport-scale model flies on D and E motors. It is a challenging, but rewarding, kit for skilled builders.
The Soviet SA-2 Guideline was the first surface-to-air missile to actually take down an enemy aircraft in flight. The Soviets deployed the SA-2 near Soviet cities, such as Moscow, to defend against USAF bombers during the cold war. Later, they were also used in East Germany.
Rocketarium's flying scale model of the SA-2 features three sets of fins and an expanding tail cone. This unique design is fun to build and exciting to launch on a D12-5 or D17-7 motor. The finished rocket stands 26.5" tall and has a fin span of 5.625".
Thiokol developed the Tomahawk for the Sandia National Laboratory in the early 1960s. While the Tomahawk was most often flown as the sustainer in a two-stage configuration, Rocketarium's kit flies as a single-stage model on D to F motors.
Rocketarium's SkyFlash is a semi-scale model of a semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile.The medium-range SkyFlash missile was deployed in a wide variety of configurations.
Due to the large forward fins, the SkyFlash model rocket is best flown when there's little to no wind.
Rocketarium's SS-520 Cluster Rocket is a single-staged, sport-scale model of a Japanese sounding rocket. The real SS-520 is a two-stage rocket, the kit is single stage.
The real SS-520 rockets can reach altitudes of 800 km to conduct scientific experiments and gather data. This flying model rocket doesn't go quite as high. It does, however, fly on a cluster of two 18mm motors for added fun and excitement.
The kit's self-adhesive decal sheet includes fin wraps, lettering, and body wraps. The nose cone and antennae area (right below the nose cones) need to be painted.
Rocketarium's Viking 7 is a sport scale model of the The Viking sounding rocket family which was developed by the US to provide a better research vehicle than the German V2. In the 1950's, several of the Viking rockets were designed and flown by the US Navy. As part of a scientific mission, the Viking 7 climbed to 136 miles, and beat the altitude record of the V2.
Rocketarium's model flies on a cluster of two model rocket motors. Decals are included for the black, and white, lettering on the model rocket.