(15 customer reviews)


(15 customer reviews)

Towering over 2 feet tall, the Interceptor delivers excellent flight performance on B and C engines. When launched on the recommended C6-5 engine, blast this gorgeous rocket to heights of 525 feet into the air. Be the hit at your launch site and get your Interceptor today!


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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 inch parachute. The futuristic looking Interceptor is sure to be the envy of everyone at the launch site.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: 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). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): 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 are also required for launch controller (not included).



Projected Max Altitude

525 ft. (160 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute


26 in. (66 cm)


7.4 in. (18.8 cm)


1.33 in. (34 mm)

Estimated Weight

3.9 oz. (110.6 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

5 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal Type


Launch System

Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller

Launch Rod Size


Age Recommendation

Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

15 reviews for Interceptor™

  1. goose

    great rocket

    i am 48 years old/bought one when i was 11 still have it going to buy another one………………..

  2. Tyler

    awesome rocket

    This rocket is cool. It is a little bt challenging to build but not to hard. It looks incredably realistic. It looks just like a space plane.

  3. John

    Beautiful Rocket-Super flyer

    Just getting back into rocketry and picked an excellent “starter” rocket…..Looks and performs flawlessly….Use the engines indicated and you can’t go wrong….Thanks Estes, your products are still Great…..

  4. Zooball

    Flew the 1970’s version

    Great rocket that did over 25 launches. Looked great on display as well. I’ll probably order this one for old times sake.

  5. rocket man

    very good

    The Interceptor is easy to build just rember to put the right amont of wadding in or else the parachute will fly off. Ops

  6. cooldude

    great rocket

    a couple years ago, when i had just started model rocketry, i bought the interceptor. i had a flawless flight, but the wing pods came off and i cant get new ones…

  7. Gumbi


    Takes forever to set up but is an awesome flyer – buy it.

  8. Foxvet7780

    I had the 1975 Interceptor that one was good.

    Im going to order this now will be back to tell all about it.

  9. Sam


    The interceptor is a great rocket. the flights are very impressive on a B6-4. It came with a lot of decals. Putting the decals on requires patience though.

  10. Willy

    Watch the “C” engines

    Ordered rocket with C11-3 engines because packaging claims you can build the model with “B” or “C” rocket motors; not true. According to the instruction manual only C6-5 rocket motors can be used. Maybe this is a way for Estes to make more money by forcing people to buy a 2nd kit that can handle the diameter of a C11-3 engine…Hum? NOTE from Estes: Recommended engines listed on the package and on our website are B4-2, B6-4 & C6-5.

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