Goddard L-14
by Mark Lardas

Scale 1:32 Published: April 27, 2012

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Goddard L-14 kit 
Photos of finished model


Free paper model of Goddard L14

Free paper craft of Goddard rocket scale 1:32

Free scale model by Mark Lardas

Close up scale model goddard rocket

A small but very detailed model.  

Closeup of the engine section with blast vanes and the enormous air vanes.


Robert H. Goddard (October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945) was the first to launch a liquid-fueled rocket on March 16, 1926.

Launched April 22, 1937, from Roswell, New Mexico, L-14 was intended to correct problems encountered with L-13. It had smaller fins, but larger air vanes. The changes proved unsuccessful. Once clear of the launch pad, L-14 tilted. Instead of going up, L-14 flew far off vertical, achieving a maximum height of 5000 feet (1.27 km) and landing over a mile from the launch pad. 

The rocket burned gasoline and liquid oxygen. Overall length was 213 inches (5.410 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. The rest of the rocket, except the nose cone, was painted gloss black.

About the model:
The model is designed to be build in scale 1:32. But can be printed and build at a larger or smaller scale.  

About the designer
Thanks to Mark Lardas to letting me publish this fine model. Mark Lardas is living in League City, Texas, USA. He works at a major aerospace contractor.

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

L-10 by Mark Lardas

L-13 by Mark Lardas 

Stand and diorama by Niels Jahn Knudsen

Robert H. Goddard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NASA - Dr. Robert H. Goddard, American Rocketry Pioneer

century-of-flight.net - space exploration milestones