002446 – Mini Honest John

(43 customer reviews)


Intermediate Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 1)

Mini engine powered, this sport scaled model of a U.S. battle field artillery missile features a detailed molded nose cone and laser cut wood fins.

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Intermediate Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 1)

Mini engine powered, this sport scaled model of a U.S. battle field artillery missile features a detailed molded nose cone and balsa fins. Although simple in construction the resulting model features plenty of detail that you will be proud to display.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white) and paint (olive drab). (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).


Additional information

Projected Max Altitude

325 ft. (99 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute


11.75 in. (29.8 cm)


.98 in. (25 mm)

Estimated Weight

1.2 oz. (34 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.

43 reviews for 002446 – Mini Honest John

  1. Daniel


    Its a very interesting rocket. The design does throw it a off a little bit. But it is a very cool rocket. All of my kids love it. Definitly for someone who just wants to occupy

  2. Glen

    One of a kind

    You just cannot pass up this uniquely-shaped rocket. I have seen the real Honest John and it is an impressive rocket. There is something about its rotund nose cone (it’s a payload on the real rocket) that makes it fun to look at on the launch pad!

  3. Nuss

    Solid performer

    This is a nice rocket to start with, or advance your finishing skills without endangering an expensive model. Great for parks with its modest apogee, and four mini engines a pack. Estes OD enamel spray makes for a perfect finish. Flies very straight.

  4. Mute

    Nice beginner or advanced rocket

    I got this for christmas and has only been launched once unfortunetaly. This rocket has a very nice scale look to it and is good for any day as its low altitude means it can be launched even w some wind. The build was easy and the nosecone looks very nice. One word of caution the parachute must be packed carefully as it is a very tight fit

  5. Raymond

    Cool little rocket

    I don’t normally stick with the Estes paint scheme but I really liked the way this little guy looks. Nice easy build as with all the other Estes kits I have built. Can’t wait to send this rocket up.

  6. Dennis

    Straight forward build

    The build was straight forward and it looks great, cant wait to get it to the launch pad.

  7. Robert

    Small rocket, slot of punch

    Just built this rocket and tested it in the same day as it’s an easy build. Soared off the launched pad really nicely with some nice punch for a mini engine. I recommend getting creative on the paint job. Try using a variety of military camo colors if you want to deviate from the single military green. Question for Estes: how about bringing back the large scale version from a few years back?

  8. Walter

    great for beginners

    this is a great rocket for beginners.

  9. Patrick


    I got this at a hobby shop and was eager to build it. The build was pretty easy. With paint and decals, this rocket looks AMAZING.

  10. Sergio Yaciel

    great model

    its a great model its nice to have on the collection. it flies great !

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