Astron Cobra

Kit# K-10/1210

Version 1 Pink Skill Level Hang Tag with $3.50 Pricing

Version 1 Pink Skill Level Facecard


Images courtesy of Jimid123 at Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Designer: Bill Simon

Production Years: 1973

Retail Pricing Range: Catalog $3.00 while Hang Tag $3.50

Rarity: Very Rare

Description: Damon era Cobra rocket kit with Version 2 pink skill level hang tag and Version 1 facecard. Note the $3.50 pre printed pricing on the hang tag white oval versus the 1973 $3.00 catalog price. It is believed that this kit variety was only produced during 1973, the last year of K-10 kit production. The facecard is typical mid 70's illustration with pink and white background with the white and black Cobra overlay. Kit specifications and engine recommendations are located at the bottom of the facecard.

Hang Tag (Header Card) Guide

Skill Level Facecard Guide

The Cobra was the first Estes 3 engine cluster model rocket design introduced in 1964 with 1" diameter payload capsule for experimental projects.

Kit Contents: The kit features a main body tube and payload tube, balsa nose cone, balsa adapter, two sheet of balsa stock for fins, triple engine mounting system, 18" plastic parachutes, launch lug, instructions and Estes TR-6 technical report on clustering techniques.

Availability: Estes pink skill level kits are estimated to be very rare. No appearance has been recorded on eBay since 2008. 1973 marked the tenth year of Cobra availability with decreased demand resulting in small kit production run.

Additional information can be found at the following links;

JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes K10

Essense Model Rocket Reviews: OOP K10 Cobra

Specifications: Length (22.25 in), Weight (2.5 oz), Diameter (1.6 in)

Recommended (3x) 18 mm Engines: A8-3, B6-4, C6-5


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