001250 – Interceptor®

(12 customer reviews)


Expert Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 2)

Towering over 2 feet tall, the Interceptor delivers excellent flight performance on B and C engines. When launched on the recommended C engine, blast this gorgeous rocket to heights of more than 525 feet into the air. Be the hit at your launch site and get your Interceptor today!

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Expert Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 2)

Envisioned by Estes designers to be operational by 2050, the Estes “Interceptor” is an ultra-sophisticated rocket that could patrol our galaxy for possible aggression by hostile aliens. Highly advanced defense systems, which includes photon and laser armaments as well as ION drive for extended tours around the Milky Way only enhance the rocket! This kit returns with quality features Estes is known for like laser cut balsa parts, two full color waterslide decals and detailed plastic parts including the nose cone, wing pods and tail cone. When properly outfitted for launch, flights over 500 feet are possible with a soft landing on a colorful 18” parachute. The futuristic looking Interceptor is sure to be the envy of everyone at the launch site.



Additional information


26 in. (66 cm)


1.3 in. (33 mm)

Estimated Weight

3.9 oz. (110.6 g)


7.4 in. (188 cm)


Laser Cut Wood Fins, Waterslide Decals, Parachute Recovery

Projected Max Altitude

525 ft. (160 m)

Age Recommendation

Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required – sold separately-unless otherwise specified.

12 reviews for 001250 – Interceptor®

  1. Rocket Guru

    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.

  2. The Wrocketrider

    Stunning Classic…

    Well, here you go…for all of those of you who have asked for a re-issue – they did it for you! No rocket collection is complete with this most iconic of Estes kits. A joy just to look at, this rocket displays well (especially hung in horizontal “flying” position) and is excellent in flight too. One note, when I first attempted this kit as kid, I wasn’t paying enough attention to the orientation of the fins/wings on the body tube and I had them rotated over a position or two…so pay attention to which fin/wing goes on which line so that yours doesn’t come out all crooked like my first one…(I have a good – adult built- one now…!).

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