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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.

I have been trying for years to find one of the metal field boxes (701−RB−1) on eBay, but all that ever shows up are the cardboard ones. Please let me know if have one to sell.

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
Metal Field Boxes

 

 

Posted March 22, 2008

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