003228 – V2 Semi-Scale Model

(6 customer reviews)


Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 3)

Powered by Estes C11, D and E model rocket engines, the V2 is a must have for the true rocketeer! Hours of flying enjoyment will be at your hands with this rocket!

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Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 3)

Awesome is the word for the kit! Standing 22.4 inches tall and when powered by an E12-6 engine, this rocket can soar over 700 feet high! A great color scheme makes the V2 easy to see in the sky.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, medium ca, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (black, yellow) 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 E 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

725 ft. (221 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute


22.4 in. (56.9 cm)


2.6 in. (66 mm)

Estimated Weight

6.3 oz. (178.6 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

6 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal Type


Launch System

Porta-Pad II and E Launch Controller

Launch Rod Size

3/16" Maxi Rod (sold separately)

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.

6 reviews for 003228 – V2 Semi-Scale Model

  1. Rusty

    Great Purchase

    Love the classic V2 paint scheme. Flies great on both C11’s and D’s. Estes did a fantastic job with this one!

  2. Master of Rocketry

    Favorite Rocket!

    This rocket flies well and has the coolest paint scheme of any estes rocket.

  3. Mickey

    A New Classic

    One of my favorite rockets as a kid has been reinvented. This model was built for the D12-5, such a pretty flight. I even used a CTI 24mm composite E in it and the flight was grand. a smokey Sam wake streaming from the boat tail made for a great photo. Keep the classics coming back Estes, I think my generation is coming back to the hobby and kits like these keep us lining up more builds

  4. Hamish

    An amazing rocket that will go high

    I recently got this rocket, and it’s incredible. With a little bit of paint work, it will look amazing! This rocket is as about as easy as a level 2. There is only one challenge throughout the building process. That is when you’re making the bottom section. You have to cut a lot of plastic, so keep a spare utility knife handy. When I launched it, it went very high on an E engine. It has absolutely no spin. It just went smoothly up to a very high hight, and the parachute went perfectly. The only issue I had was the fact that the V2’s parachute got stuck in a tree, but we bought another parachute and it’s fine now. The only issues aside from the parachute are the fact that over time the wings will gradually fall out, since they are going in direct contact to an engine. But the rocket turned out to be the best one in my collection. So bottom line: Its amazing, looks good, is a crowd pleaser, and it goes high. So remember, always have a spare utility knife when working with this incredible model rocket.

  5. Barry

    Great flyer!

    This kit is a great choice for a first scale-like rocket. The moulded tail cone makes fin installation easy and the included fin alignment tool keeps them square. The rest of the construction is clearly documented and easily accomplished. I painted my V2 to match the face card and it looks fantastic, both on the ground and in flight! My first flight with the V2 used a D12-5 motor. The flight was absolutely beautiful and straight. The kit recommends the D12-3 and I’d second that as the 5 second delay is a little long. I’m looking forward to seeing what it can do on an E!

  6. George


    I got this rocket and was pleased from the get go. The kit went together great. Everything just kinda fell into place like it should. The flight was one of the best ever. This is a must for everyone.

  7. Danny


    Ive got this kit from it’s pre production run from the 90s. Still going strong, this kit will give you Years of flying enjoyment. It’s TUFF & Durable!Really fun on the Mighty “Ds”.

  8. Billy

    Great Rocket!

    I love this rocket! It’s one of the coolest looking rockets in my collection!

  9. Glen

    Big Slow Dog

    The one thing every rocketeer wants to do is to build a rocket and see it lift off the pad slow enough to enjoy it’s ascent! The V2 will give you joy after joy lifting off at a slower rate (slower than skinny rockets) and with the yellow/black paint scheme, you will have this dog in sight the whole flight! And, the descent with the 18-inch parachute will be a beautiful full flight that will please all your crowd!

  10. Robert

    Good to see the V2 back in the Estes collection

    Look forward to getting this rocket and seeing how it performs in the air. A stalwart in any rocket collection. Thanks for bringing it back!

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