U.S. Army Patriot M-104

(58 customer reviews)

U.S. Army Patriot M-104

(58 customer reviews)

What a classic! That’s what you’ll get with the Estes U.S. Army Patriot M-104 rocket that dominated the skies in the past. This 1:10 scale model rocket of the desert hero and mother of all air defense missiles is based on the U.S. Army’s M-104 surface-air missile. Blast 600 feet high using the Estes standard model rocket engines.


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The U.S. Army Patriot M-104, is the best kit to build for your first scale model rocket. This Desert Storm Veteran features a top notch, two piece body tube, and genuine-looking self-stick decals. It’s easy to build and can be finished in a morning or afternoon.

This classic scale model can fly 600 feet high on Estes standard model rocket engines and recovers with a 12 inch parachute. Don’t have this one? Get it! It’s a scale ARMY classic that every rocketeer should have in his rocket arsenal.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (gloss red) and clear coat (optional). (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

600 ft. (183 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute


21.3 in. (54.1 cm)


1.64 in. (42 mm)

Estimated Weight

2 oz. (56.7 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

1 Hour (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.

58 reviews for U.S. Army Patriot M-104

  1. stephen


    great original scale design

  2. Joe


    An awesome rocket that every rocketeer should get! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

  3. Mac


    It launched and landed beautifully Buy this rocket!

  4. David

    First for my wife

    My wife had shown interest in my model rokets so I got here a Mini Max to start with. She complained that it was “too small” and sellected the Patriot instead! I had never built one and had always wanted to, so we got a pair of Patriots and built them toegether. What a great introduction to Estes for her. She hand painted hers and it looks even better than mine with the decals. Thanks for giving me and my wife another thing we can share, Estes!

  5. your mom


    it is a good rocket.does not fly very high but it is a good beginner rocket. Do not forget recovery wadding or the parachute will catch on fire.

  6. D


    first rockect i ever launched is was amazing everyone lloved it

  7. Rocket Master

    Reliable Rocket

    very reliable and a lot of fun while launching. I always launch this one on the fourth of july every year.

  8. Dave

    Great Patriotic model rocket

    I built this kit about 6 weeks ago an got my first chance to launch it this weekend. The rocket flew straight and high. First launch was with a Estes A8-3 Engine and Second launch was with the B6-4 Engine. Great rocket to watch lift off the pad. Everything worked like it was suppose to and returned to the ground intact and ready for the next launch. It will go with me to all of our launches.

  9. Dave

    Great Build and fun to fly

    I built this rocket recently and had good conditions to launch. First flight was with an Estes A8-3 Engine. The Patriot flew straight up and landed. Second launch was awesome with the B6-4 Engine. This one will be launched every time I go out to the launch site. It is a 15 acre field. Landed about a 100 feet from the launch site. Fun rocket to build and fly.

  10. MSA

    A salute to our Military Personell

    The patriot is mid-sized, flys straight and is an excellent choice for begininers and scale model rocket builders. The patriot was in developement during Desert Storm and utilized by our nations military during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Estes #7000 Bull Pup 12 (Skill level 2) is another kit to consider after building the Patriot.

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