Astron Phantom

Kit# K-7

No Hang Tag - Pleated Bag

Red and Black Letters on White Instruction Sheet


Images by Gerry Fortin

Designer: Bill Simon

Production Years: 1963-1965

Retail Pricing Range: $1.75-$2.00

Rarity: Very Rare

Description: Early Astron Phantom kit from mid 1960s with facecard type artwork that is also part of the white instruction set. The white facecard shows the Phantom rocket in gray with ASTRON PHANTOM printed with red letters. Pricing is also print on white card as "$1.75". Kit marked as Astron without Estes kit number. The 1963 and 1964 catalogs listed the Phantom kit pricing at $2.00 while the 1966 catalog showed a price reduction to $1.75 which is also consistent with the above kit's printed pricing.

The Phantom is a transparent body demonstration rocket for science fair projects or classroom use. The kit includes a cut out engine to show and explain the inner contents and their function during powered rocket flight.

The kit includes balsa nose cone, a clear body tube, parachute and instructions.

Additional information can be found at the following links;

JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes K7

Specifications: Length: 8.7", Diameter: 0.736", Weight: 0.72 oz.


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