Estes Big Bertha Flying Model Rocket Kit

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Skill Level 1 Intermediate
The Big Bertha is burly, big, and beautiful! Over the decades this is the first large (two feet tall) model rocket for many modelers. Slow, realistic lift-offs from this true Estes classic.

Skill Level 1:  Requires some painting, gluing and sanding. Features laser or die cut wood fins, plastic or balsa nose cones, self-stick or waterslide decals, unfinished body tubes and step-by-step instructions. Most kits are single stage model rockets.


  • Length: 24.00"
  • Diameter: 1.637"
  • Weight: 2.50 oz
  • Recovery: 18" Parachute
  • Nose: Plastic
  • Fins: Laser cut balsa
  • Decals: Waterslide
  • Engines: B4-2, B4-4, B6-2, B6-4 (first flight), C6-5 (550 ft)

Includes:  1 - model rocket kit and instructions.

Note:  This model rocket kit requires assembly. Glue, finishing supplies, engines and a launch system with a 1/8" launch rod are not included. Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12.

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