Black Brant II

(4 customer reviews)

Black Brant II

(4 customer reviews)

The Black Brant series represents the most successful group of sounding rockets ever launched! This Advanced 1:13 scale model rocket is a replica of the primary research vehicle produced by Canada Bristol Aerospace and is an excellent choice for your first scale project. Construction is fairly simple with the high quality parts we’ve included. Great performance and really impressive flights!


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The beloved Brant is sporting the same classic design from the 90s, however it’s now reproduced with laser cut wood fins and plastic toothpicks. Fun to build and exhilarating to fly, this rocket is one of the highest flying model rockets in the Estes scale collection.

The Black Brant family of sounding rockets was made in Canada in the late 50s. More than a half century later, highly reliable Black Brant rockets are still carrying scientific payloads to high altitude. Second in the series, the 28 foot long rocket first flew in 1960.  It was eventually succeeded by the smaller but more powerful Black Brant III.

A stunning model, the Estes Black Brant II is a 1:13 scale replica of one of the earliest in the group. Standing nearly 25 inches tall, this impressive rocket is loaded with scale details. Finish your rocket with detailed waterslide decals and an 18 inch parachute for gentle recoveries. Use the recommended D12-7 (sold separately) to reach heights of 1300 feet. Build and fly your Black Brant II today!

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



Projected Max Altitude

1300 ft. (396 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute


24.9 in. (63.2 cm)


1.33 in. (34 mm)

Estimated Weight

3 oz. (85 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

4 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.

4 reviews for Black Brant II

  1. Jonathan “Superman” Charbonneau

    Very nice! I would like to suggest that it be equipped with an “E” mount. It is indeed stable enough to fly on an E12-8.

  2. Mark

    My favorite models are models of sounding rockets and this is my favorite sounding rocket model! Just challenging enough to be interesting and absolutely beautiful when done well. I’ve built several and have more kits as spares. As previously mentioned, also a great performer on a D engine.

  3. Jimmy

    This model is fun to build and fly. Gives a great flight and nice to watch.


    I built one of these a few years back, so happy to see it in production again. There is a bit of work with the decals but once done it is a fine looking rocket. Performs great with a D engine.

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