Astron Ranger

Kit# K-6

Yellow Hang Tag - Pre Damon Era

Black, Red Letters on White Facecard

Images by Gerry Fortin

Designer: Vern Estes

Production Year: 1968-1968 estimated

Retail Pricing: $2.75

Rarity: Very Rare

Description: Horizontal Image; pre-Damon Era Astron Ranger estimated to be from 1968 with white facecard that is also part of the instructions. The facecard artwork is primary done in black and red with a red Ranger rocket graphic with a trailing cloud. The Astron RANGER name is highlighted in black along with pricing ($2.75), kit number and Estes logo.

The Ranger is a clustered rocket with three 18mm engines required. The kit was marketed by Estes as a workhorse payload rocket for experimentation with ability to lift up to 3.5 ounces to high altitudes.

The Ranger kit includes two body tubes, a balsa nose cone, balsa nose block, two sheets of balsa fin stock, engine mount systems, two 18" parachutes, launch lug, TR-6 clustering report, and instructions.

Additional information can be found at the following links;

JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes K6

Essense Model Rocket Reviews: OOP Estes Ranger

Specifications: Length: 24.0", Diameter: 1.637", Weight: 3.4 oz.

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


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