002160 – Saturn V (1:200 scale) Ready to Fly

(5 customer reviews)

$69.99

2160 Display StandThe 2160 Saturn V rocket comes almost ready to fly out of the box and includes a display stand to celebrate the historic 50th anniversary of the moon landing!

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Description

The Estes limited production and commemorative 1:200 scale Apollo II Saturn V model is almost 2 feet tall and comes fully assembled with many scale details and markings carefully reproduced for exceptional realism. This historical model of the Saturn V is suitable for display or can be launched July 20th 2019 to celebrate the historic 50th anniversary of landing the first man on the moon!

  • Ready to fly rocket is almost 2 feet tall!
  • Completely assembled with scale details, painting and markings.
  • Includes colorful, pre-assembled 18” parachute for recovery.
  • Saturn V display stand included.

A Truly Historic Rocket!

Saturn VAs the tallest, heaviest and most powerful rocket ever produced, the original Saturn V was a 3-stage rocket that stood 363 feet high (110.6m), weighed approximately 6.2 million pounds and generated 7.6 million pounds of thrust at lift off. At just over 36 stories tall, it stood about 60 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty, making it quite an impressive site on the launch pad.

Man on the MoonThe Saturn V was at the heart of NASA’s Apollo and Skylab programs as it was able to launch a 45-ton payload beyond low earth orbit, which was necessary for sending men to the moon. A total of 13 Saturn V launches took place between 1967 and 1973, delivering 24 astronauts successfully to the moon and back to earth. The first launch of the Saturn V rocket was during the Apollo 4 mission of 1967, and was a crew-less launch meant to test the rocket. The first launch with a crew occurred in December of 1968 during the Apollo 8 mission which sent astronauts in orbit around the moon but did not land. Apollo 9 added another piece to the puzzle as the moon lander was tested by flying in Earth’s orbit, and Apollo 10 saw the lander launch to the moon, testing its space flight again without landing. Then came Apollo 11 in 1969, changing the space race forever!

We were finally able to land astronauts on the moon and take that famous first step into the future. Successful missions followed with the Saturn V rocket, landing astronauts on the moon during Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17. The last launch of this historic rocket came in 1973 when it was used to launch the Skylab space station into Earth orbit.


Other Saturn V Buying Options

Don’t have launch equipment? Get everything you need to fly this awesome kit by purchasing the Saturn V Starter Set
Interested in a more advanced Saturn V builders kit? Try the 1:100th scale Saturn V Builders Model.

Need more reason to buy?Saturn V Poster

Look inside your Saturn V box for a special free poster offer from Estes! We will send you this beautiful Saturn V poster at no cost to you!
Created by Aldo Spadoni, this limited edition, 10″ x 30″ poster will brighten up any space! Get yours while supplies last!

2160 Fin UnitThis scale model rocket looks great as a decorative piece, mounted to the included display stand, and can also be launched! To launch, simply attach the included clear fin unit, and hit the launch pad with a C6-3 engine!

Additional information

Length

21.8 in. (55.4 cm)

Diameter

1.98 in. (50 mm)

Estimated Weight

5 oz. (141.7 g)

Recovery

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute

Projected Ma Altitude

200 ft. (61 m)

5 reviews for 002160 – Saturn V (1:200 scale) Ready to Fly

  1. Dennis C

    Excellent model of a Saturn V. Super detailed and has a awesome anniversary display base. I have bought several of them. Some to fly and one to keep as a display model only its so nicely done. Its not cheap but the quality and detail is there so I think it well worth the cost for a high quality piece like this. Fly’s great on C6-3 motor. Highly recommended!

  2. Tom H

    Got this model at a recent event and am very pleased to add this to my flying fleet, and as a display model too! I bought two, one to keep pristine for showing it off at build sessions, make-it, take-it events, club meetings and launches. The other model will fly over and over again as I travel around the US to rocket launches. So glad Estes came out with this!

  3. Brian Ng

    I still have my “small Estes Saturn V” (about 1/200 scale) from when I was a kid (1970 or so?)! It was quite a build, with no plastic parts except for clear plastic fins for flight. So it took tremendous effort to get parts to “fit” properly; probably had to do some imaginative fitting. Not sure how to grade the build difficulty, but it was probably the most difficult model rocket/airplane I had built and I had built a lot of them back then. My Saturn V has flown countless times over the years, sometimes for my continuing enjoyment and memory of those special years of American technological history and moreso times in recent years to teach and entertain kids.

    But sadly, my Saturn V looks the part of a well and often flown bird. Had to cut and attach new clear plastic fins several times. The wood dowel that served as the emergency escape rocket on top of the capsule broke off a long time ago and was never replaced. No way it can match the detailing with today’s 1/200 scale model with all its molded parts and fancy decals. There were no decals on my model; everything was painted, all the many and varied black & white sections up and down the rocket! But then again, mine cost very few dollars, maybe less than $10 (?) back then); certainly not the $69.99 the new version costs today. Wish they had also brought back that original balsa and paper built Saturn V! I’d readily rebuild it again!

    But I’m still tempted to buy the new 1/200 scale Saturn V for display (memories) and limited flight time. Gave it a 4, not a 5, star rating only because the $70 price tag is on the high side for this size (about 18″ tall) model. Not as much interest or desire to buy the 1/100 scale model though.

    The best,
    Brian

  4. Mark Morris (verified owner)

    This is a really nice rocket! As someone who’s loved Estes and the Saturn V since I was a little kid, I’m pleased to say this continues the tradition of high quality Estes has always been known for. I’m also building the larger scale version but plan to fly this one more often. Thanks Estes!

  5. John Langford

    I love this model! I’ve already bought several to use at Apollo commemorative events! Thanks, Bill, Ellis, and John B. for making this little dream a reality!!!
    Back in 1969, Estes used to have a small Saturn V kit they sold alongside the larger 1:100 model. But that model, and all the desk models I’ve ever seen, lacked realistic detail. This new 1:200 model is the first one I’ve ever seen that can be used as a great display model but can also be flown.

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