Astron Stinger

Kit# K-53

Bonus Kit

Yellow Double Oval Hang Tag

Damon Era


Images by Gerry Fortin

Designer: Bill Simon

Production Years: 1970-1973

Retail Pricing Range: Bonus Kit

Rarity: Very Scarce

Description: Vertical image: Damon Era Astron Stinger offered as a free bonus kit. The double panel facecard features the Stinger rocket against a darker green background in the upper panel. Bonus kit emblem is clearly shown within a large oval. The name "Astron Stinger" is printed in black letters as are the specifications. Lower panel states kit specification and engine recommendations.

The Stinger is a high performance rocket with streamer recovery but was never illustrated in an Estes catalog.

The kit features a body tube, balsa nose cone, balsa sheet for fins, engine case and block, launch lug, and instructions.

Additional information can be found at the following links;

JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes K-53a

Specifications: Length (12.5 in), Weight (0.75 oz), Diameter (0.736 in)

Recommended 18 mm Engines: 1/2A6-2, A5-4, A8-3, B4-6, B6-6, C6-7


Estes Catalog Artwork

Never illustrated in an Estes Catalog


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