Estes GBU-24 PAVEWAY III (#2053) flying model rocket kit was introduced in 2003, production of this kit extended through 2005. A single-stage rocket is a semi-scale model of the GBU-24 Paveway III laser-guided bomb designed by Texas Instruments in 1980 and manufactured by Raytheon. In service with the USN, USAF, USMC and NATO forces, the Mark 84 warhead is a 2,000lb bomb. The weapon homes on pulse-coded laser energy supplied by the delivery (or other) aircraft or by ground laser. Because PAVEWAY is not a powered weapon, its range depends upon factors such as aircraft speed, altitude, wind speed, and angle of attack.
- Length: 21.3″
- Diameter: 1.325″
- Weight: 2.3 oz.
- Recovery: 12″ Parachute
- Fins: Die Cut Balsa
- Altitude: 650′
- 08/23/2003 – Purchased Estes Paveway from Hobby Lobby in Greenwood, IN for $9.99 (Retail $10.99).
- No additional information is available for this model.