SCALE - Nike Cajun Gallery

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Welcome to the Scale Nike Cajun Gallery on TRF.

This gallery showcases the Nike Cajun Sounding Rocket and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:

Enertek: Nike Cajun: #8822

as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!

The Nike-Cajun was a two-stage sounding rocket built by combining a Nike base stage with a Cajun upper stage. It was launched 714 times between 1956 and 1976 and was the most frequently used sounding rocket of the western world. The Nike Cajun had a launch weight of 698 kg (1539 lb), a payload of 23 kg (51 lb), a launch thrust of 246 kN (55,300 lbf) and a maximum altitude of 120 km (394,000 ft). It had a diameter of 42 cm (1 ft 4½ in) and a length of 7.70 m (25 ft 3 in). The fuel time of the Nike amounted to 3 seconds, those the Cajun 2.8 seconds. The maximum speed of the Nike-Cajun was 4,200 mph (6760 km/h).

The Cajun stage of this rocket was named for the Cajun people of south Louisiana because one of the rocket's designers, J. G. Thibodaux, was a Cajun.

The Nike-Cajun configuration was also used by one variation of the MQR-13 BMTS target rocket
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Enertek Nike Cajun (#8822) Basic Information.


MODEL NAME: Nike Cajun Also known as:

NUMBER: #8822

Introduced: 1988
Final Year:
Designer: Marc McReynolds

Type: Scale
Motor Mount:
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 70.7"
Diameter: 3.5"
Weight: 22 oz

Mfg. Description: The actual Nike Cajun is a two stage solid propellant sounding rocket used mainly for studies of the upper atmosphere. It can boost a fifty pound payload to an altitude of nearly one hundred miles.

This single stage 1:4.71 Scale model is over 70 inches tall! Highly detailed and accurate, this kit will challenge the best of scale modelers. All pre-cut parts and molded plastic details make this model a real showpiece when it is displayed. You'll enjoy the slow, realistic liftoffs with F & G motors on this kit.

Bonus: Scale drawing and data are included. (Enertek 1989 Catalog)

Advertising Liveries

1989 Catalog

Face Card(s)

Instruction Header(s)

First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

See Also:
TRF Build Threads

TRF Applicable Threads

Mfg. Page

If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
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