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. alex

    Good, consistent rocket with a history

    I actually have two of these, one I bought that was in a collection of rockets I bought from the classifieds, and one I built myself. The older one has been flown bunches of times and has always been a solid performer, with very consistent flight characteristics that have resulted in easy recoveries inside the launch field. Be sure to use good glue (like epoxy) to hold the fin area together, and the thing will be fairly bulletproof (resistant to breakage…). Good bang for the buck, and a nice addition to any collection (Werner Von Braun would be proud).

  2. Caleb

    my favorite rocket yet

    if you are into model rocketry you need this. launched quite smooth on D12-3 engines. had an amazingly graceful take off and a slow strait decent. not a rocket to start on, as there is some steps that proved to be more difficult than expected. a definite must for any true collector.

  3. Fred Garvin

    Easy to Build; Fun to Fly

    This Sport Scale model V2 is an essential rocket for any collection or fleet. You need to have a little experience building rockets before trying this one. It’s not hard, but there are steps that must be done well if it is to turn out. This is a solid rocket, great flyer, a real workhorse for your fleet. After you build one for your collection, you can build a workhorse with a few upgrades and fly it on 24/40 reloads with remarkable performance. The V2 (3228) is a “must have” rocket for your fleet.

  4. dave

    flies high!

    great little rocket, flies super high and is super flashy in the air, great rocket.

  5. Ben

    Perfect just perfect

    Ok so this is an easy build for a rocket. But ive been building rockets for a long time. so you do need some experience for building. Over-all, this rocket is light fast and really punches through the clouds! I accually used E12-6 motors. I highly recommend those! The E9’s just don’t cut it. I had a side by side launch with the same rocket but it had an E9-6 while mine had the E12-6. The differences were dramatic. And the ejection charge was perfect. It got to be about 1100 with the E12. Easily.

    Overall use E12-6 and you’ll have a blast! 😉

  6. David

    Majestic Lift-off

    Mien Gott! This classic piece of history is not only incredibly fun to build but flys like a champ! I built two. One in the early war test camouflage and one in late war camouflage. I only wish Estes still offered the larger scale version that was available in the mid 1970’s. I recommend this one to any rocketeer interested in historical pieces.

  7. Mark

    A fun scale to build

    This rendition of the infamous V2 is fun to build and looks and flies great. Make sure you use epoxy for the plastic to wood fin joints and a good fine line masking tape for the paint scheme and you will have a model to be proud of.

  8. Jeff

    Great Rocket!

    This rocket is a lot of fun to build, and a joy to fly. The building process may be tricky if your knife is not very sharp, so make sure to have a fresh blade when you start this rocket.

  9. Sulaco

    V-2 above Warwickshire UK!

    The last time I launched an Estes rocket was 20 years ago, so when I found my old rocket kit in the loft, I had a look at some rockets on my local hobby stores website.
    As soon as I saw the V-2 I knew it was the one. Just looked right, and took the larger D engines.
    Enjoyed the build, and couldn’t wait for a calm day for the launch, which I performed at my RC plane field in front of quite a crowd.
    Superb rocket, that impressed everyone. Nice stable, and quite scale look when thrusting into the Warwickshire sky.
    Flew on the D12-3 as recommended, and was spot on.
    Thanks Estes for a great blast from the past, which I plan on continuing with.

  10. Sergio Yaciel

    Awesome !

    What an awesome rocket ! It’s one of my favorites ! Love the launch too ! For a scale modeler its a must have.

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