Aerobee 300

Kit# K-17

Scale Model

Yellow Hang Tag

Brown Double Panel Facecard

Pre Damon Era


   Images courtesy of Jimid123, Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Designers: Unknown

Production Years: 1968-1969

Retail Pricing Range: $2.00

Rarity: Very Rare

Description: Vertical Image: facecard is a double panel design paired with yellow Pre Damon hangtag. The facecard is part of the instruction sheet with the upper panel a brown color with overlaid static Aerobee 300 rocket in white, gray and black colors. Pricing (Only $2.00) is black letters. The kit name is shown in black letters. The lower panel provides kit number, pricing and engine recommendations.

The Aerobee 300 is a well detailed scale model of the upper two stages of the vehicle first launched in October 1958. The entire Aerobee 300 rocket was initially boosted by an Aerojet 2.5KS-1800 motor. Actual Aerobee 300 design specifications include length (396 in.), diameter 1st stage (15 in.), diameter 2nd stage (8 in.) and weight (2103 lbs).

The K-17 kit features main and upper section body tubes, one balsa nose coin, a balsa adapter, one balsa sheet and three strips balsa stock, 18mm engine mounting system, 12" parachutes, launch lug, decals and instructions.

Additional information can be found at the following links;

JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes K-17

Specifications: Length (20.0 in), Weight (0.85 oz), Diameter (0.975 in)

Recommended 18 mm Engine: 1/2A6-2, A8-3, B6-4, C6-5


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