U.S. Army Patriot M-104 Rocket and Bag
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U.S. Army Patriot M-104

Sku: 002056

Need a classic rocket model to add to your collection? Estes U.S. Army Patriot M-104 rocket is the best solution! Based on the U.S. Army’s M-104 surface-air missile, this 1:10 scale rocket dominated the skies in the past and can blast 600 feet high using Estes standard model rocket engines.

Perfect for first-time scale model builders, the U.S. Army Patriot M-104 Rocket features a top-notch two-piece body tube and genuine-looking self-stick decals. Easy to build and finish in just a morning or afternoon, this Desert Storm Veteran rocket will take you back in time to the glory days of air defense missiles. Once built, launch your Army Patriot M-104 rocket and watch it soar to impressive heights before returning gracefully to Earth under a 12-inch parachute. Don't miss out on the chance to own this classic rocket model that every rocketeer should have in their arsenal.

  • SKILL LEVEL: The U.S. Army Patriot M-104 is an Intermediate level rocket which will help a budding rocketeer develop some basic model building and finishing skills.
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES: B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 600 ft. (183 m) on a C6-5


What a classic! That’s what you’ll get with the Estes U.S. Army Patriot M-104 rocket. This 1:10 scale model rocket of the desert hero and mother-of-all air defense missiles is based on the U.S. M-104 surface-air missile.

Now, you have the chance to launch a model rocket using Estes standard engines and watch it soar to heights of up to 600 feet. The U.S. Army Patriot M-104 Rocket is a perfect option to build for your first scale model rocket.

This Desert Storm Veteran features a top notch, two piece body tube as well as authentic replica self-stick decals. The U.S. Army Patriot M-104 is easy to build and can be finished in a single morning or afternoon.

This classic scale model can fly up to 600 feet high on Estes standard model rocket engines and recovers with a 12 inch parachute. So, if you don't have this one, get it. It's a scale ARMY classic that every rocketeer should have in their rocket arsenal.

What You Need to Fly

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 (sold separately)

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

600 ft. (183 m)
  • Recovery System

12 in. (30.5cm) Parachute
  • Length

21.3 in. (54.1 cm)
  • Diameter

1.64 in. (42 mm)
  • Weight

2 oz. (56.7 g)
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (gloss red) and clear coat (optional).
This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
I love the design.

I love the design.

Frederick Thomas
Easy to build. A challenge to finish. I used white

Easy to build. A challenge to finish. I used white primer, then gloss white. I hand painted the red but it did nit adhere to the gloss white. Soooo, I removed the red with painters tape(most came right off) and sanded the areas that were yellow and red. I used brush on Testors gloss red and gloss yellow. I came out really nice. The self stick decals are a challenge to get on perfectly. After I completed the rocket, I saw a video from Apogee Rockets showing how to dip the self stick decals into some water with a little dish soap in it. I will try that next time. The rocket came out looking really sweet and is a nice item for my Estes scale collection.

Rocket Guru
The Estes U.S. Army Patriot M-104 also has great 'Kit

The Estes U.S. Army Patriot M-104 also has great 'Kit Bash' potential, for a down sized, discontinued Estes BT-80 based Phoenix of the 1980's. Have fun, with this "Kit Bash' mod, it will be impressive.