Mars Snooper

Kit# K-20

Yellow Hang Tag

Pre Damon Era


Images by Gerry Fortin

Designer: Gene Street

Production Years: 1968-1969

Retail Pricing Range: $3.00

Rarity: Moderately Rare

Description: Vertical Image: pre-Damon Era Mars Snooper with estimated production during 1968-1969 based on matching kit rocket facecard graphics with those in catalogs. The facecard is typical for this era with framed black borders. The main frame contains a yellow background with an overlayed gray image of the Mars Snooper rocket. There is no pricing on the facecard. Estes advertised the Mars Snooper as a "Fascinating Design" for demonstration launches.

The kit features two body tubes, seven balsa nose cones of various sizes, two balsa sheets for fins, a balsa adapter, large and small adaptor set, stage coupler, engine mount, launch lug, 18" parachute and instructions.

Additional information can be found at the following links;

JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes K20

Essense Model Rocket Reviews: K20 Mars Snooper OOP

Specifications: Length (21.7 in), Weight (2.2 oz), Diameter (0.95 in)

Recommended 18 mm Engines: 1/2A8-2, A8-3, B8-4, C6-5 (Note the 1/2A8-2 engine recommendation was discontinued in 1968). Even an A8-3 engine could be considered under powering for a model of this size and weight.


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