First contracted in the mid-1950's, HAWK (Homing-All-the-Way-Killer) served as America’s defense
against the low level attacker, while Nike Hercules took care of the high-flying threats. This nearly 17-
foot long missile also had anti-missile capabilities, and in 1960 was the first weapon system to
successfully intercept another rocket (an Honest John) at supersonic speeds. HAWK followed up this
feat by engaging and destroying Little John and Corporal missiles. HAWK has been sold to more than
21 foreign nations, making it a definite contender for Champion of the International Collection. Over
39,000 HAWK missiles were produced, including this version’s successor, the MIM-23B Improved
HAWK, offered on the next page of this catalog. The HAWK/NIKE system is now being replaced by
Patriot/PAC-3. Our 1/5.45 scale kit for the HAWK MIM-23A will result in an accurate, "D" through
"F" powered model of this famous warbird.