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    Aerobee 100 Junior Model Rocket Kit

    Aerospace Speciality Products Aerobee 100 Junior Model Rocket Kit

    The Aerobee 100, or Aerobee Junior, was first flown early in 1958. This vehicle was designed by Aerojet General to be an inexpensive rocket to fly payloads of 50 - 100 pounds up to 90 miles. Most of the 20 produced used a solid-fuel booster, but two were actually sea-launched as a single-stage rocket (which makes this model eligible for NAR Scale competition).

    Aerobee rockets have long been a favorite of scale modelers. ASP's kit is 1.89" in diameter and about 2 1/2 feet tall and features through-the-wall laser-cut plywood fins (with optional balsa laminations), big balsa nose cone, pre-rounded basswood conduits, steel cable shock cord mount and water slide decal. Makes a great intro to mid-power rocketry and flies fantastic (and high!) on 29mm F and G engines!

    A parachute is not included with this kit. We recommend an 18" or 24" nylon parachute.

    This kit has an accurate scale outline, but is also a fairly easy build.

    Aerobee 300 Model Rocket Kit

    Aerospace Speciality Products Aerobee 300 Model Rocket Kit

    The Aerobee 300, or "Spaerobee", was first flown in 1958. Eleven were flown by the Air Force and Navy with the last taking flight in 1965. The Aerobee series of rockets was designed by Aerojet General and is considered a descendant of the WAC Corporal.

    Aerobee rockets have long been a favorite of scale modelers, and the Aerobee 300 has been an especially popular prototype. ASP's kit is 1.89" in diameter and over three feet tall! The kit features through-the-wall laser-cut plywood fins (with optional balsa laminations), balsa nose cone and transition, pre-rounded basswood conduits, steel cable shock cord mount and water slide and self-adhesive decals.

    Makes a great intro to mid-power rocketry and flies fantastic (and high!) on 29mm F and G engines! This model can reach some impressive altitudes, especially with G engines. The kit has an accurate scale outline but is also a fairly easy build that leaves room for the modeler to add additional details if desired.

    A parachute is not included with this kit. We recommend a 24" nylon parachute.

    D-Region Tomahawk (29mm) Rocket Kit

    Aerospace Speciality Products D-Region Tomahawk (29mm) Rocket Kit

    The D-Region Tomahawk was flown early in 1968. This vehicle was intended to fly to the D layer of the ionosphere, thus the name "D-Region". Tomahawk rockets are used to this day as the upper stage of many sounding rocket flights.

    The D-Region Tomahawk has long been a favorite of scale modelers. This new kit from ASP is over three feet tall and features through-the-wall laser-cut plywood fins, a balsa nose cone, a steel cable shock cord mount, and self-adhesive decals.

    This kit makes a great intro to mid-power rocketry and flies fantastic on 29mm F and G engines. ASP's kit provides an accurate scale outline, but is fairly easy to build leaving room for the modeler to add additional details if desired.

    A parachute is not included with this kit. A 24" nylon 'chute is recommeded.

    Sandia Sandhawk (29mm) Rocket Kit

    Aerospace Speciality Products Sandia Sandhawk (29mm) Rocket Kit

    The Sandia Sandhawk has long been a favorite of scale modelers. The Sandia Sandhawk was developed as an upper stage for sounding rocket systems. The Sandhawk flew three times as a single-stage rocket between 1966 and 1974.

    ASP's new kit is over 3 1/2 feet tall and features through-the-wall laser-cut plywood fins, a balsa nose cone, wire antennas, a steel cable shock cord mount, and self-adhesive decals. The Sandia Sandhawk kit is a great intro to mid-power rocketry and flies fantastic on 29mm F and G engines. This kit provides an accurate scale outline, but is fairly easy to build and leaves room for the modeler to add additional details if desired.

    A parachute is not included with this kit. A 24" nylon 'chute is recommended.

    WAC Corporal (29mm) Rocket Kit

    Aerospace Speciality Products WAC Corporal (29mm) Rocket Kit

    The WAC Corporal was the United States first sounding rocket. Seventeen WAC and WAC B rockets were flown from 1945 to 1947. The WAC was launched with the aid of the Tiny Tim solid propellant booster. After the booster burned out, it fell away and the liquid fuel propelled sustainer stage continued its upward flight.

    ASP's new WAC kit is 1.89" in diameter and just over 2 1/2 feet tall. It comes with a hard balsa nose cone and a balsa boattail, and pre-rounded basswood conduit. This kit makes a great intro to mid-power rocketry and flies fantastic on 29mm F and G engines.

    A parachute is not included. A 24" nylon 'chute is recommended.

    Doorknob Pro Series Rocket Kit

    Estes Doorknob Pro Series Rocket Kit

    Almost 27 inches tall and powered by E and F engines, this 1:12 Scale Model is an impressive Sport and Scale model of the sounding rocket manufactured from Lacrosse rocket motors for the project Hardtack Nuclear Test Series.

    During the mid-1950s, the public concerns over nuclear fallout due to US and Russian testing was reaching a fevered pitch. To that end, President Eisenhower announced on August 22, 1958, that the US would ban further nuclear testing on or before October 31 of the same year. US scientists, wanting to gather as much data as possible, responded with the "Hardtack" series of tests. Scientists were interested in many scientific areas, but primary interest lay in the effects of radioactivity from underwater and above ground detonation.

    The Hardtack Nuclear Testing Program consisted of 35 detonations in the Pacific Proving Grounds during the period of April through August of 1958. Scientists at the time were chiefly concerned about damage to the ozone layer and possible effects of long-range radioactive fallout. They determined that scientific measurements of the earth's upper atmosphere (aeronomy) would help clarify what, if any, damage had occurred.

    Single and two-stage Doorknob rockets were developed using Lacrosse and Thiokol solid propellent motors. The instrument-laden sounding rocket could be launched to approximately 50 miles in altitude to capture radioactive data for analysis. Early results of the upper atmosphere data measured little to no damage of the ozone layer during the nuclear testing. It was determined that water detonations probably produced enough ozone to replace what little might have been lost due to above-ground testing.


    The single-stage Estes 1:12 scale and sport model of the Doorknob is big and impressive. Simple to build and fun to fly, this kit includes a second set of decals for those who want to turn this scale model into a spectacular sports model.



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