007254 – Nike Apache

(3 customer reviews)


Intermediate Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 1)

It’s here! A 1/12.45th scale-like model rocket kit that’s sure to be a collector’s item! A true classic!

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Intermediate Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 1)

The Nike Apache− a highly requested scale-like kit that is ready for the sky. While some scale-like kits are quite the challenge to build, the Nike Apache is not! An intermediate level kit, that’s were beginners start to become expert builders! A fairly lightweight rocket combined with an Estes C engine, you can expect some amazing altitude out of this one!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (red, white, 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 with a 3/16 inch launch rod 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

925 ft. (282 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute


23 in. (58.4 cm)


1.33 in. (34 mm)

Estimated Weight

1.8 oz. (51 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 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.

3 reviews for 007254 – Nike Apache

  1. trevor harrison

    I like this rocket very much because it is very simple and easy to build.It is also easy to modify and gap stage the Apache Which is Very fun!

  2. jerry hurley

    I mail order this rocket from Estes in the mid to late 80s launch it countless of time still have it to this day one of the best!!!!

  3. alex

    Sharp Rocket-Good Flyer!

    I have one of these in my collection- easy build- and a good flyer. Nice to see it re-issued!

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