The Raytheon MIM-23 Hawk is an American medium-range surface-to-air missile. It was designed to be a much more mobile counterpart to the MIM-14 Nike Hercules, trading off range and altitude capability for a much smaller size and weight. Its low-level performance was greatly improved over Nike through the adoption of new radars and a continuous wave semi-active radar homing guidance system.
Hawk was originally intended to attack aircraft, especially those flying at medium and low altitudes. It entered service with the Army in this role in 1959. In 1971 it underwent a major improvement program as the Improved Hawk, or I-Hawk, which made several improvements to the missile and replaced all of the radar systems with new models. Improvements continued throughout the next twenty years, adding improved ECCM, a potential home-on-jam feature, and in 1995, a new warhead that made it capable against short-range tactical missiles. Jane's reported that the original system's single shot kill probability was 0.56; I-Hawk improved this to 0.85.
Hawk was superseded by the MIM-104 Patriot in US Army service by 1994. The last US user was the US Marine Corps, who used theirs until 2002 when they were replaced with the man-portable short-range FIM-92 Stinger. The missile was also produced outside the US in Western Europe, Japan and Iran.The US never used the Hawk in combat, but it has been employed numerous times by other nations. Approximately 40,000 of the missiles were produced.
AG-1 [VTOL][Trim] : Turret Control
Smoke Launchers as Decoy
Do not launch the missile to diving aircraft
Always keep the missiles away from the enemy fire
Don't climb at steep angles
This M727 Hawk eventually made with IDF camo & markings later changed with Bundeswehr style camo & markings
Logo on the image belongs to the German Anti-Air Defense Battalion
You might see an IDF Hatzerim version of this vehicle.
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- Feanor 3.8 years ago
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 11.5ft (3.5m)
- Length 29.6ft (9.0m)
- Height 13.6ft (4.2m)
- Empty Weight 43,733lbs (19,837kg)
- Loaded Weight 49,218lbs (22,325kg)
- Wing Loading N/A
- Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
- Drag Points 11369
- Number of Parts 743
- Control Surfaces 0
- Performance Cost 1,944
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