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Corporal Model Rocket Kit (18mm Version)

SKU:
KCOR-18



Price: $18.95 each

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The Corporal was the first guided missile put into use by the U. S. Army. Originally designed as a test vehicle to study the problems associated with long range rockets, the Corporal missile was later turned into a tactical battlefield missile capable of carrying either a conventional or nuclear warhead. The first test vehicle was flown in 1947. Full production vehicles made their appearance in the summer of 1952. The basic design saw some modifications until The Corporal was retired in 1964. This missile was propelled by a liquid fuel engine and was guided by radio control.

This model has been recently updated and features balsa nose cone, laser-cut basswood fins, basswood conduits, water-slide decals and quick-change engine hook. Instruction sheets have been completely re-written and updated as well. This is a great looking and great flying model!

Specifications:

Length: 19"/48.26 cm
Diameter: .976"/24.8mm
Weight: 1.57 oz/55 gm
12" Parachute Recovery
Scale: approx. 1/31 (0.032)
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Center of Pressure: 14.15" from tip of nose
Recommended Engines: A8 - 3; B4 - 4; B6 - 4; C6 - 7; D21 - 7

What you'll need to build this model:

Adhesives (Wood glue, such as Elmer’s Carpenters Glue, can be used throughout and is recommended for most construction. Other adhesives [epoxy, cyanoacrylate, etc.] may be used if you are familiar with their use and prefer them.); Hobby Knife with sharp #11 Blade; Ruler; Pencil; Masking Tape; Sandpapers (Coarse - 50 or 60 grit, Medium - 180 or 220, Fine 320 or 400, & [optionally] Extra-Fine - 500 or 600); Sanding Sealer (or other balsa filler coat); Thinner (appropriate for the type of sanding sealer used); Small Paint Brush (to apply sealer); Spray Paint (such as Testors or Krylon is recommended, do not mix brands/types without testing) - Primer (optional, but recommended), White (flat preferred) and (optionally) Clear.
Recommended, but not required: Sanding Block; Tack Cloth.
Optional: Material to fill body tube seams and/or any imperfections in wood parts, such as Elmer’s Carpenters Wood Filler, Interior Spackling Paste, etc.; decal setting or solvent solution (such as Solv-A-Set or Super Set).

What else you'll need to fly this model:

Electronic launch system; launch pad with 1/8" launch rod; recovery wadding; engines (see list of recommended engines above).