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MIM-23A


American surface-to-air missile.

Development Cost $: 146.000 million. Recurring Price $: 0.064 million in 1965 dollars. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 0.041 million in 1965 dollars. Standard warhead: 74 kg (163 lb). Maximum range: 35 km (21 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Initial Operational Capability: 1959. Total Number Built: 13067. Total Development Built: 291. Total Production Built: 12776. Floor: 30 m (98 ft). Surveillance Radar: MPQ-34. Tracking Radar: MPQ-33.

AKA: MIM-23A; Hawk; SAM-A-18 / M3.
Gross mass: 587 kg (1,294 lb).
Payload: 74 kg (163 lb).
Height: 5.03 m (16.50 ft).
Diameter: 0.37 m (1.21 ft).
Span: 1.19 m (3.90 ft).
Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

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  • Hawk American surface-to-air missile and sounding rocket family. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Raytheon American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Raytheon, USA. More...

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