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Launch Pad Flying Model Rocket Kits K024 Gecko Discontinued

$28.99 $21.74
(You save $7.25)

Launch Pad Flying Model Rocket Kits K024 Gecko Discontinued

$28.99 $21.74
(You save $7.25)
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Out of Production

"Gecko" SA-8        Short-Range Surface-to-Air Missile    (USSR)

First seen in a Red Square parade in 1975 were 12 all-new vehicles carrying quadruple launchers for this modern and self-contained missile system, derived from the Soviet Navy’s SA-N-4. The real missiles are 3.2 meters long, 210 mm in diameter and carry a warhead weighing an estimated 50 kg. These are high speed interceptors, reaching a maximum speed of Mach 2, with a maximum slant range of about 12 km. They can engage targets at altitudes from only 50 meters to as high as 13000 meters. "Gecko" is believed to be fitted with both infra-red and semi-active radar seeker heads.Our "Gecko" SA-8 is a detailed 1/3.178 scale replica of this Soviet missile. We include easily-missed particulars that were difficult to distinguish in most Soviet propaganda photos, such as the accurate tail cone, and the very small wiring tunnels along both sides of the missile body. This easy-to-build kit can handle 24mm motors ranging from D12's through F24's.

This kit is a model kit requiring assembly.  Motors,launch supplies, glue, paint and detailing materials like decals are not included.

Skill Level 2

Length 39.75"

Diameter 2.6"

Motors: D12-3, Aerotech E15-4, E18-4, E30-7, F24-4 (24mm)

Made in USA


Model Rocket Kits are rated by Skill Level

1 Beginner
2 Intermediate
3 Advanced
4 Expert
5 Master
If you are just starting in the hobby start at the beginner level and move up from there at your own pace.

What is needed to build and fly

All model rockets come in kit form that require assembly.  The materials are primarily cardboard tubes, balsa or plastic fins and nose cone.  Materials will vary by model and are typically specified in the description of each kit. 
Additional supplies will be necessary to build and finish your model rocket kit and may include:
Scissors, Hobby Knife
Wood Glue, Model Cement or CA(Super Glue)
Masking Tape
Finishing Supplies like:
Wood Filler
Launching Equipment and Supplies like:
Recovery wadding
Launch Pad
Launch Controller
Power supply
Model Rocket Motors and Igniters
A safe place to fly using guidelines from the National Association of Rocketry Safety Code that can be found at

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