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 bought this kit off your E-bay website a few weeks ago. I am very happy the way it came out and I am eager to fly this very nice model soon. However I did things a little differently than your instructions. 1. I painted the Nike first stage before gluing the assembly together. I did sand the areas with 600 grit and 1000 grit sand paper. 2. I did not paint the second stage Hercules section, the white plastic was sufficient enough. If you want use a grey primer, it might bleed through the white paint. You may get better results if you use a white plastic primer for models. 3. Since I am going to fly this model soon, I did add clay to the nose cone. I suspended the model with an extra cord at the center of gravity point and added three pieces of Estes clay in the nose cone until the model was balanced with the D12-5 engine. 4. I added a 24" nylon parachute and attached it with a fishing snap swivel so the parachute will open and the cord and model will not get tangled upon landing. I have used this successfully with other model rockets. 5. I wanted this model to be accurate as possible, so instead of using the enclosed decals , I made my own using an avery label and using a number 24 size font with Arial. Did not use arial bold. So I hope if anybody would enjoy building this really nice model rocket, I hope some of this information helps! Michael
Nicely detailed. Will use it as a static model. Worked on them when I was in the army 70-72.
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.
Nike Hercules kit
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.