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Old 01-24-2008, 05:07 PM
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I've been looking for a Pershing Missile from Estes for many years and still looking so if any one has one or knows of one preferably not built I would be interested in obtaining one.

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Old 01-24-2008, 10:28 PM
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You can find them on Ebay occasionally, or post a wanted ad on TRF (http://www.rocketryforum.com/).

If you want a REALLY impressive Pershing, try this baby... http://www.polecataerospace.com/pershing_ii_5_5.htm

there is also a nice smaller MPR (mid-power) kit from TLP, see more here: http://www.rocketreviews.com/reviews...rshing_1a.html

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Old 01-25-2008, 12:20 PM
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That brings back some memories. I was stationed in a Pershing missile unit in Germany in 1976-1978. Unlike loving to see model rockets fly, you never wanted to see one of those do anything but sit there quietly!
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ORIGINAL: blw

That brings back some memories. I was stationed in a Pershing missile unit in Germany in 1976-1978. Unlike loving to see model rockets fly, you never wanted to see one of those do anything but sit there quietly!
It does bring back memories. I was in Schwaebisch Gmuend Germany from 72-74 in a Pesrhing missile unit. And yes, I'm glad they just sat there quietly.
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Me too. Alpha Battery. 76-78. Right before I left, the unit went to Inneringen and dropped a warhead when mating the stages.
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http://www.dars.org/jimz/estes/est1268.pdf


Try this link, it may provide the data needed..
Old 02-10-2008, 11:25 AM
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ORIGINAL: GRB

I've been looking for a Pershing Missile from Estes for many years and still looking so if any one has one or knows of one preferably not built I would be interested in obtaining one.

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Gwyl
The Estes maxi Brute Pershing comes up on eBay once in a while and they go for some big bucks. I chose to scratch build my own using the Estes plans.
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:23 PM
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That looks nice.
Old 05-28-2011, 08:14 PM
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Hi - I was just surfing the web and ran across your posting in reference to pershing missiles and that you had been with PershingMissiles from 1976 to 1978. I just wanted to say Hi to a fellow pershing missileman and to let you know I was also in Pershing missiles from 1980 to 1983 and was a 21G20and ran the countdown launch Computerin thePTS and also repaired the missile system - I ( along with 29 others from the 3/9th FA at Ft. Sill) wentto Orlando, FLto work with the Martin Marieta Corp. to develop and deploy the Pershing II system and was deployed to Heilbronn in 1983 - I would also like to find a good quality model of the Pershing Missile too.
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I have a Pershing Missle. Flown twice. Maiden flight was not perfect. If I remember right it rolled over on its back at about 30'. Then it went about 400-500' getting no higher than 50-60' off the ground. It was like an actual launch I imagine. Well I think this happened because of the cheap balsa nose cone, with washers that are added to it for weight. I think that is why the rocket rolled. Second flight was worse. It went spiraling up about a 100' and came down in a crash. No severe damage. Just ripped off a fin. Flimsy balsa fin from the kit, and another upper fin jammed through the body. Anyway cool rocket. Wish it flew better.
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How about this:
http://www.the-launch-pad.com/#!blank/c1k1o
Old 03-26-2014, 12:24 AM
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Grotto2. That is actually the kit I got. I didn't realize thread was about Estes Pershing missle.
Old 03-26-2014, 06:06 AM
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Mystery-
It sounds like (from their own description) the rocket has limited stability and really needs one of those top end engines (F) to get off the rod at decent speed. I can sure understand how a balsa fin wouldn't stand up to the acceleration you have to have. What the builder needs to do is glass the fins and/or replace them with plywood.
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