Mars Lander

Kit# K-43

Yellow Hang Tag

Pre Damon Era


Images by Jimid123 from Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Designer: Wayne Kellner

Production Years: 1969

Retail Pricing Range: $4.75

Rarity: Extremely Rare

Description: Early Mars Lander kit packaged in non gusset bag with yellow Pre Damon hang tag. The facecard is a typical two panel design from that era with black borders. The upper panel features a red to white transition background with Mars Lander image overlay, Estes logo and MARS LANDER in black letters.

Subsequent Pre Damon Mars Landers were packaged in a predominately red cardboard box. After the Damon acquisition, the Mars Lander is packaged in a black cardboard box and is fairly common.

The kit features two main body tubes and internal rings, five launch lugs, eight shock bands, two sheet of balsa fin stock, wood dowels, 4mm bearings, flexible hinges, engine mounting system, an 18" plastic parachute, and instructions.

Additional information can be found at the following links;

JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes K43

Essense Model Rocket Reviews: Semroc Mars Lander Clone Review

Specifications: Height (12.0 in), Weight (3.0 oz), Diameter (3.8 in), Landing Gear Span (13.2 in)

Recommended 18 mm Engines: B6-2, C6-3


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