001295 – Mean Machine™

(52 customer reviews)


Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 2)

Mean, lean and wicked! D and E engine powered at its finest! Breaks down for easy transport.

ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod – Sold Separately

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Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 2)

The Mean Machine standing almost 80 inches tall is one TALL rocket and to make transport to the launch field easier, the clever rocket designers developed a unique twist lock connector set that allows you to take your rocket apart right in the middle!

This legendary rocket is an advanced skill level kit and has been one of our highly requested bring backs and you’ve got it now! We’ve just updated the decor and think you will love it as much as we do! This high performance rocket can be flown on our powerful E engines or D engines with the included engine spacer and can top out at about 700 feet. A colorful 24 inch pre-assembled parachute is included for recovery. This rocket kit is another of the favorite classics that no model rocket enthusiast should be without!



Additional information


79 in. (200.7 cm)


1.64 in. (42 mm)

Estimated Weight

8.5 oz. (241 g)


Laser cut Wood Fins, Waterslide Decals, 24 in. (61 cm) Parachute Recovery, Twist-lock Coupler

Projected Max Altitude

700 ft. (213 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.

52 reviews for 001295 – Mean Machine™

  1. aaron from tacoma (verified owner)

    its a fun rocket to fly. if your like me and like to apply a smooth base-coat/clear paint etc the rocket becomes heavy due to its size. because of this two problems come to play one is the parachute and cord will fail or brake because of the weight, second is the structural failure towards the base of the rocket when it lands this is due to its descending rate increasing. this can be alleviated by using a nylon parachute and a better shock chord. I advice something bigger chute size than what is provided in the kit. Please remember this advice is for those like me who love to make a rocket look nice and tend to build them on the heavy side. A site to see taking off. this rocket is amazing. PS use a ball bearing swivel to mount your parachute youll thank me later.

  2. richard


    The mean machine is an incredible rocket. Once i built it i was surprised how tall it was in person. It flies great on D and E engines.

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