Rocketarium Flying Model Rocket Kit Tank Buster 5  RK-TABU5

Rocketarium Flying Model Rocket Kit Tank Buster 5 RK-1021

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Skill Level:
1 Beginner
Motor Mount Size:

Rocketarium Tank Buster 5 Model Rocket Kit. Now with Retainer

An original design
Can be launched on B, C Estes engines
Ejection Baffle (no wadding required)
12" Plastic Pre-Assembled Parachute
Comes with Plastic Nose Cone and Transition
Aluminum Motor Retainer Included
4 feet long 1/8" thick launch rod required
Intermediate Assembly Skills Required
Recommended Age: 12+

Recommended Engines:
B6-4(360), C6-5(800) Aerotech® RMS 18/20 (apogee ft): D13-7 (1390), D24-7 (1360)

Length: 27.25" (69 cm)
Diameter: 1.64" (42 mm)
Weight: 3 oz. (86 g)
Motor Mount: 18 mm.
Recovery System: 12" Pre-Assembled Plastic Parachute, Ejection Baffle
Projected Max Altitude: 1390 ft

The TB5 represents a launched grenade used to disable, or destroy, a range of armored targets, tanks especially. This model rocket is an original design with military inspiration. It is not a scale version of a real device.

The Tank Buster 5's unique shape and six fins will make it stand out at any launch. The TB5 can be flown on B motors for low flights, or C motors for more serious action. Due to the launch lug location, a four foot long 1/8" launch rod is required to safely fly this rocket.

The kit comes complete with the vinyl decal, plastic parachute, transition and includes the ejection baffle and aluminum motor retainer.


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

  • 5
    "RPG"doesn't mean role playing gane

    Posted by BAR Geezer on 27th Aug 2017

    This "scale-like" version of an anti-armor rocket propelled grenade is not only cool looking, but fairly easy to build as well. This improved version replaces the cardstock transition with a 3D printed plastic one. Also a vinyl decal replaces the stencil template of the earlier kit. You do have to sand smooth the micro ridges on the transition, however. Lots of fun to build.