Mini Honest John

(44 customer reviews)

Mini Honest John

(44 customer reviews)

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.


Availability: In stock

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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).



Projected Max Altitude

325 ft. (99 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute


11.75 in. (29.8 cm)


0.98 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.

44 reviews for Mini Honest John

  1. Randy

    Nice Display Rocket

    The molded nose cone makes this rocket look realistic and build easily. Built 2 of these rockets as scale desktop display models and they look awesome.

  2. Paul

    fun little kit

    launched fast and far 3/5 stars

  3. David

    Old & new

    What a great little rocket! Back when I was in grade school (1976) Estes offered these in the educational bulk pack. My science teacher got the whole class involved and even some of us are still blasting off today! I still have the original one I built and it still flys like the first launch.

  4. Cap

    memory of my old level 5 scaler

    had to build one, great small field /range kit rocket. I prefer the military style to sport and its just a good lil’ missle that is cheap to buy and fly on mini engines.

  5. Kent

    Cool military design

    This is a cool looking rocket. Interesting nose cone design. Great detail for a smaller rocket.

  6. Shane


    Fun to launch and is unique. My son Justin likes how it looks like a missile it makes him feel like he is in the military

  7. Lee

    Good Looking Scale Mini

    Easy to build scale mini. Flights tend to be a bit eccentric due to heavy nose cone.

  8. Bubba


    Fun kit to build… very easy and quick… i would recommend that everyone have this rocket in their fleet!!!

  9. Nathanael

    great for anyone

    this rocket is a good beginner rocket due to its simple assembly. its also a good advanced rocket as its a very accurate scale model. i have launched it many times and it is very sturdy. it is not extremely stable in the air though. it tends to wobble or spiral due to the abnormal nose cone and smallish fins. it can however come down safely even if the parachute does not succesfully deploy. this has happened to me a few times as it is a very tight fit in the short body tube.

  10. larry

    nice rocket

    This rocket looks great! Nice attention to detail. It lifted off the pad straight. Great performance out of a mini engine rocket.

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