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The Le Priuer leaving the tube launcher on an Estes F15-6 Motor.
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The Le Priuer sitting on the launcher ready for its maiden flight.
The model was built for my last Advanced NARTREK Level (Super Scale), the flight was awesome, although the recovery was a little hard.
HISTORY: Invented by French Lt. Yves Le Prieur and was first used in the battle of Verdun in Feb.,1916. These rockets were used in WW1 as incendiary air-to-air rockets against observation balloons and airships. These were essentially made of a cardboard tube filled with about 200 grams of black powder with a wooden/cardboard conical head and had a triangular knife blade inserted across its apex forming a spear point. A square wooden stick was taped to the rocket with about 5 feet extending back from the base of the rocket. The idea here was the blade on the nose cone would cut into the balloon skin, with the hot exhaust from the black powder the hydrogen would ignite, bringing down the balloons. The Le Priuer was the first successful use of an air-launched rocket against enemy targets and a portent of things to come.
Please send me and email if you would like to know more about this rocket or have any information to share about the Le Priuer rocket. Picture to the right is a close-up of the laminated plaque.

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The first scratch built High Power Rocket, "The Andrea" named after my father who past away on July 19th, 2011. The flight was awesome on an H225-14A motor.

The saga of the "Andrea" continues as this rocket was desinged and built to test various high power techniques and applications.

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Diorama display of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on July 20th, 1969.
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The Diorama was given to the Aero-Sciences Museum in Scotia, NY.

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Italeri/Testors 1/72nd scale kit of the SR-71A "Ichi Ban" Blackbird!