Estes - BLU-97B Cluster Bomb Kit

CP Method: Rocksim/Rocksim
CP Position From Rear: 2.25 inches
Decals: Waterslide
Diameter: 2.22 inches
Fin Material: Balsa
Fin Span: 6.75 inches
Length: 14.40 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 2055
Motor Size: 18 millimeters
Nose Cone Material: Plastic
Original Price: $10.99
Plan (YORP): http://www.oldrocketplans.com/estes/est2055/est2055.htm
Power: Low-Power
Product Type: Kit
Recommended Motors: B4-2, B6-2, C6-3
Recovery: Parachute
Scale: 1/64.4
Skill Level: 2
Status: Out-Of-Production
Style: Scale
Weight: 3.10 ounces

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  • Estes - BLU-97B Cluster Bomb {Kit} (2055) By Max Handly

    This is Estes new 1:6.4 scale BLU-97B Cluster Bomb. The rocket is fat (2.25") and short (14"). It comes with 4 "cluster bombs" which are small, about 1.5 inches long that get ejected at deployment and streamer to the ground. The kit contains: one body tube two part nose cone (cut in half) two part tail cone (with through the tube slots!) die-cut balsa fins bomblets ...

  • Estes - BLU-97B Cluster Bomb {Kit} (2055) By Steve Kristal

    Brief: I was doing a rocket launch for Science Day at my kids' school. Since the field was small, I wanted something slow and low. Since the spectators were young, I wanted "something special" and I thought the "spits out nerdlets on streamers" factor would be a big plus. Since I wouldn't have time to reload between classes I knew I would have to build 6 rockets of each type I was launching (the ...

  • Estes - BLU-97B Cluster Bomb {Kit} (2055) By Carl Tulanko

    The Estes BLU-97B Cluster Bomb Model Rocket Kit is one of four new Estes "Military" kits recently released; a nice salute to our boys overseas. I purchased the kit on August 11, 2003, as soon as I saw the first ones in the store and had it built and flown by the following weekend. I have to say all four of the new Estes kits are pretty cool, but this cluster bomb with its short, stout look ...

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  • BLU-97B Cluster Bomb (Modification) By Dick Stafford

    This kit is a semi-scale version of an actual Combined Effects Munition (CEM). As I was applying the decals, I noticed that they identify the model as a GBU-87, whereas the package calls it a BLU-97B. If you look at this website , it looks like the overall bomb unit is the CBU-87, and the individual bomblets are BLU-97s. This is a brief description of how I upgraded my Cluster Bomb with a 24mm ...

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