Scale 1:32 Published: August 17, 2010
Launched on March 26, 1937, L-13 flew higher than any of the other 35 liquid fueled rockets flown by Robert H. Goddard. From its launch pad at Roswell N. M. it achieved an altitude of an estimated 1.7 miles (2.7 km). The rocket used a gyroscope to control the air and blast vanes at the bottom of the fins, to keep it vertical during flight. It burned gasoline and liquid oxygen. Overall length was 200-3/8 inches (5.089 m) with a tube diameter of 9 inches (0.229 m). One quadrant of the steel and aluminum missile was painted red, as were the sides of the two fins parallel to the quadrant.
About the model:
About the designer
Amongst other books he is the author of "Space Shuttle Launch System 1972–2004"
Mark’s own website:
Other Goddard models:
First rocket by Carl Hewlett (Surfduke) are available at Paper Modelers Group