Keith Meyers, The Space Station!

Stock #6320 Major Matt Mason Recon Jet Pak.


Reconojet Pak. Photo by
Keith Meyer. From the Collection of Keith Meyer.

Copyright 1967--first year available 1968

Another popular flying craft used by astronauts for fly-over photo missions and exploration. Just like the Jet Propulsion Pak, this "white" plastic molded craft would glide across a string with a "red" pull and hook. The radar antenna on top of the vehicle would rotate as the Recono Jet glides along. Comes with decals with a USA - 1 label, a "red" stripe that wraps around the engine housing like a band and a control panel.

This set also came with two small "chrome" plated hand-held accessories, a space camera and a lazer pistol. I have the lazer pistol with "red" and "black" painted details. Or some had just "black" painted accents over the chrome body. Everything on this card was unique and was not offered in any other package or set combination.

This card sported two small photos of Major Matt Mason flying the recono jet. One of these pictures has Matt hovering above Sgt. Storm with his visor raised. Was he trying to get a breath of fresh space vacuum? Surely this wasn't Major Matt, but an expendable crew member who's visor must have fogged up and he couldn't see where he was going. We can only wonder how long it'll take him to implode.

8 1/2" x 12" hole punched blister card displaying two photos of the Reconojet in action.

Each in standard packs of 1 doz. Wt: 4 lbs.


The recono jet is of a pretty sturdy construction. Some little molded on small parts may be broken off, sometimes even the radar dish will be lost. But still a very impressive piece of equipment.

You can also try your hand at flying the reconojet, using the special plug in for Microsoft's Flight Simulator, developed just for this web site. Download your free reconojet now!

Rec Room, Level 2

The Reconojet and accessories on this card were unavailable in any other packaging. Making it one of the least common of vehicles.

Reconojet Pak, back of card. Photo by
Keith Meyer. From the Collection of Keith Meyer.


Copyright 1997 Keith Meyer. All rights reserved.
Revised: February 25, 2006.