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Friday, 27 December 2019

[Scale modelling][Aviation Megastore] MIM-23 HAWK Missile set (AFV Club AR35310)




MIM-23 HAWK Missile set  AR35310
MIM-23 HAWK Missile set (AFV Club AR35310)
€ 59.95
€ 42.93
EU: incl. tax € 51.95
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Category:Aircraft Scale Modelling
Subcategory:Aircraft Scale Modelling
Scale:1 : 35
ISBN/Box:AR35310
Publisher/Brand:AFV Club
Version:lim
Availability:only 1 remaining
This product was added to our database on Monday 23 December 2019.
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Category Aircraft Scale Modelling, Subcategory Aircraft Scale Modelling, Scale 1 : 35, ISBN/Box AR35310, Publisher/Brand AFV Club, Version lim

The Raytheon MIM-23 Hawk (or HAWK: Homing All the Way Killer) 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 Hawk was superseded by the MIM-104 Patriot in US Army service by 1994.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.
195 parts in light grey plastic (not all are used),
11 clear plastic parts,
2 resin parts, 1 photo-etch fret with 9 parts,
1 5cm2 sheet of material to make 'Remove Before Flight'flags, and 1 decal sheet covering 4 aircraft.

This is a beautiful kit. The recessed details are crisp and scale appropriate and the kit's design suggests a straightforward building experience. With over 200 parts, this is not going to be a weekend build
Highly Recommended

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