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ESTES Model #2053


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.

Additional Information

  • Length: 21.3″
  • Diameter: 1.325″
  • Weight: 2.3 oz.
  • Recovery: 12″ Parachute
  • Fins: Die Cut Balsa
  • Altitude: 650′


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Build History

  • 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.


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