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Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog

Kirt Blattenberger wearing Estes T-shirt, c. 1971 - Airplanes and Rockets

This 1971 edition of the Estes Model Rocketry Catalog is one of the earliest that I can recall having as a kid. It is amazing to look at the prices and see a model like the Gyro that sold for $1.25 then, can fetch well over $75 on an eBay auction! I managed to find a Saturn V model in a hobby shop in King, NC, in 2005 for only $80; they had two, so I should have bought both and sold one on eBay. The one I bought was built and can be seen here. The models that I can remember having are highlighted in BLUE.

To the left is a photo of me in 1971 with a T-shirt onto which I ironed an "Estes Model Rocketeer" decal. That's my sister, Tina, to my right. We're standing on the steps to our house in Holly Hill Harbor, Maryland.

 

 

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Front Cover - Airplanes and Rockets     Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Back Cover - Airplanes and Rockets
Front & Back Cover
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Model Lineup - Airplanes and Rockets
Model Lineup
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - The Estes Story - Airplanes and Rockets
The Estes Story
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Building and flying model rockets - Airplanes and Rockets
Building & flying model rockets
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Table of Contents - Airplanes and Rockets
Table of Contents
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 10 & 11 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 10 & 11
Porta-Pad Starter Kit
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 16 & 17 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 16 & 17
Alpha | Alpha III
 Mark II | Sky Hook
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 18 & 19 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 18 & 19
X-Ray | Streak
Big Bertha | Scout
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 20 & 21 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 20 & 21
Sprite | Constellation | Drifter
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 22 & 23 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 22 & 23
Midget | Shrike | Beta | Avenger
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 24 & 25 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 24 & 25
Cobra | Cherokee-D | Ranger
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 26 & 27 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 26 & 27
Starlight | Scrambler
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 28 & 29 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 28 & 29
Gyroc | Star Blazer | Sprint
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 30 & 31 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 30 & 31
Nighthawk | Falcon | Space Plane
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 32 & 33 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 32 & 33
Apogee II | Farside
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 34 & 35 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 34 & 35
Omega | Delta
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 36 & 37 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 36 & 37
Aerobee 300 | Sandhawk
V-2 | WAC Corporal
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 38 & 39
Pages 38 & 39
Thor Agena-B
Apollo Space Capsule
Honest John | Arcas
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 40 & 41 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 40 & 41
Saturn V | Gemini Titan
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 42 & 43 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 42 & 43
Saturn V | Saturn 1B
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 44 & 45 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 44 & 45
Little Joe II | Mercury Redstone
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 46 & 47 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 46 & 47
Saros | Interceptor
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 48 & 49 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 48 & 49
Orbital Transport | Trident
Mars Lander | Mars Snooper
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 50 &51 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 50 & 51
Spaceman | Phantom | Birdie
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 52 & 53 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 52 & 53
Cineroc
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 54 & 55 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 54 & 55
Camroc
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 92 & 93 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 92 & 93
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 94 & 95 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 94 & 95
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 96 & 97 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 96 & 97
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 98 & 99 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 98 & 99
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 100 & 101 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 100 & 101
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 102 & 103 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 102 & 103
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 104 & 105 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 104 & 105
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog -  Pages 106 & 107 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 106 & 107
Altiscope
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 122 & 123 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 122 & 123
Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 124 & 125 - Airplanes and Rockets
Pages 124 & 125

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