Interceptor Model Rocket Kit
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SKU: 001250
MSRP/MAP: $32.99

Upgrade your rocket collection with the Estes Interceptor Model Rocket Kit, a refined and futuristic rocket designed to patrol the galaxy for potential alien aggression by 2050. Equipped with advanced defense systems, including photon and laser arms, and ION drive for extended tours, this rocket is sure to impress.

The Interceptor Model Rocket Kit brings back Estes' reputation for quality parts, with laser-cut balsa parts, two full-color waterslide decals, and detailed plastic parts including the nose cone, wing pods, and tail cone. Launches can reach heights over 500 feet with a soft landing on a colorful 18-inch parachute.

For launch, the Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, along with Estes model rocket engines, starters, and recovery wadding, are required (sold separately). Don't forget to stock up on four 1.5V high-quality AA alkaline batteries for the launch controller (not included).

Finally, the futuristic looking Interceptor is sure to be the envy of everyone at the launch site.

  • SKILL LEVEL: An Expert level kit, the Interceptor is intended for model rocketeers that have advanced building, finishing and model rocket launching skills.
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES: B4-2, B6-2, B6-4, C6-5
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 525 ft. (160 m) on a C6-5


The Estes Interceptor model rocket is an innovative and advanced kit that offers a unique experience for hobbyists interested in space and science fiction.

Some key features of the Interceptor model rocket include:

  • The rocket's advanced defense systems; including photon and laser arms. This makes it a unique addition to any collection and offers a glimpse into the future of space investigation.
  • The ION drive technology allows the rocket to embark on long-lasting tours. Thus, making it a flexible and functional rocket that can go the distance.
  • The Interceptor model rocket kit includes quality parts. These parts contain laser-cut balsa wood, which ensures the durability of the rocket and makes it easy to build.
  • The kit includes two colorful waterslide decals and complete plastic parts. These parts add to the rocket's realistic and futuristic appearance, including the nose cone, wing pods, and tail cone.
  • With its ability to soar to heights of over 500 feet, the Interceptor rocket is a high-performance model rocket that provides a thrilling experience for hobbyists.
  • The 18-inch parachute system ensures a soft landing for the rocket, making it easy to recover and reuse for future launches.
  • The futuristic design of the Interceptor model rocket is sure to turn heads at any launch site, and hobbyists are sure to receive applause on this impressive model rocket.
Estes Interceptor Model Rocket

What You Need to Fly

Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding.
Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

B4-2, B6-2, B6-4, C6-5
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

525 ft. (160 m)
  • Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute
  • Length

26 in. (66 cm)
  • Diameter

1.33 in. (34 mm)
  • Weight

3.9 oz. (110.6 g)
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood
Interceptor Model Rocket Launch Sequence

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter's glue, plastic cement, wax paper, sanding block, hobby knife masking tape, primer (white) and paint (black, fluorescent orange, white).
This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Edward Caracciolo
Built one back in 1971. Best and beautiful rocket I

Built one back in 1971. Best and beautiful rocket I ever built. I still have it!

I built one long ago, at least back to 1971,

I built one long ago, at least back to 1971, probably even before that. I got to fly it one time. It flew beautifully, the parachute opened fine and ... it drifted in the wind... over the houses around the sports field I launched it from, I ran... through yards, over fences... and I was about 10’ short when it smacked down on the asphalt road and broke up the wings...

Rocket Guru
Had 2 Estes Interceptors, 1 stock 18mm BP motors only,

Had 2 Estes Interceptors, 1 stock 18mm BP motors only, launched it 3 times, but was lost in high winds, at altitude. It flew great, with a nice arching at apogee. So I purchased another, for an up power mod to a 24mm motors using an Estes 9751 24mm Motor Retainer and plywood centering rings, for up to 3 Grain composite motors. Recut the fins, with through tube extensions, to the larger engine mount and slotted the body tube. Installed an ejection baffle, nylon shock cord, parachute are upgrades for recovery and added some nose weight. Haven't launched it yet, but will take photos and should be really impressive, with a green, or red flame. Seen rocket glider conversions, this will probably be my final purchase and mod of an Estes Interceptor. Would definitely recommend this kit for R&D kit bashing.