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MIM-23B


American surface-to-air missile.

Development Cost $: 316.400 million. Recurring Price $: 0.080 million in 1982 dollars. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 0.198 million in 1982 dollars. Standard warhead: 81 kg (178 lb). Maximum range: 46 km (28 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Maximum speed: 2,820 kph (1,750 mph). Initial Operational Capability: 1972. Floor: 30 m (98 ft). Surveillance Radar: MPQ-34. Tracking Radar: MPQ-33.

AKA: MIM-23B; I-Hawk.
Gross mass: 623 kg (1,373 lb).
Payload: 81 kg (178 lb).
Height: 5.03 m (16.50 ft).
Diameter: 0.37 m (1.21 ft).
Span: 1.22 m (4.00 ft).
Apogee: 18 km (11 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...

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

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