Kit# K-33

Yellow Hang Tag

Pre Damon Era


Images courtesy of Jimid123 at Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Designer: Gene Street

Production Years: 1968-1970

Retail Pricing Range: $4.00

Rarity: Extremely Rare

Description: Vertical image: pre Damon Era Trident model rocket kit with yellow hang tag. The facecard is part of the instruction sheet and exhibits some of the finest Estes artwork of the pre Damon era. A Trident rocket is shown in flight towards the moon. The kit name is overlaid in white letters over the background graphics. Pricing of "Only $4.00" is listed in a white oval. The lower portion of the facecard has a white rocket exhaust tail features the Estes logo and company information. The graphics of K-33 Trident and K-30 Little Joe II are quite similar in style and most likely were generated by the same individual.

The Trident is was the first Estes rocket to offer ducted ejection whereby ejection pressure is directed through three ejection tubes into the parachute compartment. The design is futuristic and remains as one of the most recognized classic exotic Estes kit designs to this day.

The kit features five body tubes, nine balsa nose cones, a stage coupler, one balsa sheet fin stock, 18 mm engine mounting system, 18" parachute, a wood dowel, decal sheet, launch lug, and instructions.

Additional information can be found at the following links;

JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes K-33

Essense Model Rocket Reviews: Estes OOP K33 Trident

Specifications: Length (31.625 in), Weight (2.7 oz), Diameter (9.76 in)

Recommended 18 mm Engines: A8-3, B6-4, B14-5, C6-5


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