Nike Hercules Model Rocket Kit
- The Nike Hercules is one of Boyce Aerospace Hobbies most popular 3D printed kits
- Our model is a 1/24th scale replica
- The Hercules is an easy-to-assemble 5-piece kit
- Weight of 5.5 ounces without motor
- Length of 19.5 inches and a fin span of 5.5 inches
- Estimated 1049 feet altitude with a D12-5 motor (not included)
- Includes step-by-step Assembly Instructions
- Looking for the newer 1/14th Nike Hercules, click here!
Our Nike Hercules is one of our most popular kits because it’s one of the coolest missiles the U.S. Army ever deployed. It was designed to intercept and destroy Soviet high-altitude bombers before they could deliver their nuclear bombs on U.S. cities and military installations. It was deployed around a few major cities during the late 50’s and early 60’s. The advent of ICBM’s made the missile obsolete within just a few short years. Our model is a 1/24th scale replica of the Hercules. The kit comes in just 5 pieces for easy assembly. Just superglue the pieces together, wet/dry sand and primer the model, paint and detail the model and you’ll have an awesome model to fly and display.
Boyce Aerospace Hobbies recommends hobbyists under the age of 13 be supervised by an adult at all times.
I’ll be building it as a static display. I worked on the Nike Hercules while in the Army. This is the perfect size for me to detail and display.
For my first 3d kit I'm impressed with the details and the quality. For a static display...excellent. For a flying rocket...not impressed at all with design. Motor mount screws were junk, had to retap and use bigger screws. The nose cone line up groove snags 'chute and leads causing failure and crashes. Instructions call for a 24" chute, I had all I could do to make a 15" chute work. Great kit for display, not for flying IMHO.
First ever 3D model so the amount of sanding was surprising. Trying to get the model ready to paint has taken longer than planned. Disappointed that the large fins has the wrong angle to the nose cone fins. Other wise I love the model. I am so thankful that I found one at a legit price.
Haven't built Nike Hercules yet but did purchase and built Gemini titan. Great kit! Anxious to launch it as soon as our club resumes group launches.
One of my favorite rockets of all time is replicated beautifully in this model. Easy, fun and beautiful! Definitely worth it to me!