Estes Maxi Honest John (#1269) Basic Information. Estes Industries MODEL NAME: Maxi Honest John Also known as: Maxi Brute Honest John, Honest John NUMBER: #1269 Introduced: 1975, also 1993 for one year Final Year: 1983 Designer: Ed Brown Type: Scale Motor Mount: 1x24mm Recovery: Parachute Stages: 1 Length: 37" Diameter: 2.6" Span: Weight: 14 oz Mfg. Description: Our newest Maxi-Brute is a 1/9 scale model of the famous U.S. Army surface-to-surface, supersonic ballistic missile. Lists as a 762mm, very heavy field artillery rocket, the real M31 series Honest John follows a free flight trajectory similar to that of an artillery shell. First developed as a JATO booster for other missiles, the motor had such tremendous thrust that a warhead and fins were added to make it a separate rocket. Completely mobile, the Honest John can be carried by and fired from a regulation Army truck. A small team of only five or six men is required for handling and launching. Employing a solid fuel rocket motor, it has high reliability coupled with great accuracy over a range of 15 to 30 miles. Producing a thrust of 90,950 lbs it travels at speeds of mach 1.5 and is capable of delivering a nuclear or high explosive warhead. Spin motors provide initial stabilization at liftoff. One of the main stays of the Army's tactical atomic weapons system, the Honest John has been operation with US Pentomic airborne and infantry divisions and overseas with our NATO forces. Our new, highly detailed version of this well known rocket uses single "D" engine power for truly realistic lift-offs. Smaller diameter body should make it our best performing Maxi. Comes with pre-shaped, accurately scaled fins and molded plastic nose cone, plus quick-release engine mount and additional scale data. Spectacular recovery with dual 24" orange and white canopy chutes. Great for demonstrations and perfect as a display model. A 3/16" is recommended for best lift-off results. (Estes 1995 Catalog) Advertising Liveries Estes 1975 Catalog Estes 1976 Christmas Catalog Estes 1977 Catalog Estes 1979 Catalog Estes 1980 Catalog Estes 1981 Catalog Estes 1982 Catalog Estes 1983 Catalog Estes 1993 Catalog Face Card(s) First post in this thread featuring this rocket. See Also: LINKS EMRR RocketReviews Mfg. Page If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.