By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

US Army Hawk Missile and Launcher -- US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 34° 42.610 W 086° 39.324
16S E 531556 N 3840956
Quick Description: A US Army Hawk Missile and Launcher on static display outside of the Main Exhibit Building at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2017 5:29:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMWXWY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 2

Long Description:
There are dozens of rockets, missiles, missile launchers, and other aircraft on static display outside of the Main Exhibit Building at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.

The waymarked Hawk Missile is located near the Apache Helicopter.

An interpretive sign reads as follows:

"US ARMY HAWK

The Hawk is a medium-range surface-to-air guided missile that provides air defense coverage against low to medium altitude aircraft. It is a mobile, all weather, day and night system. The Hawk is highly lethal, reliable and effective against electronic countermeasures.

Initially fielded in 1960, the system has since been retired. The Hawk was a mainstay with the U.S. Army for over 35 years.

Although the U.S. Army deployed Hawk missile batteries during conflicts in Vietnam and Southwest Asia, American troop batteries have never fired this weapon in combat.

Length: 16ft

Weight: 1384 lbs

Velocity: Mach 2.5

Prime contractor: Raytheon"
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Hawk Missile

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville AL

inside / outside: outside

Access restrictions:
Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


Tail Number: (S/N): Not listed

Other Information:: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

Tell why you are visiting this waymark along with any other interesting facts or personal experiences about the aircraft not already mentioned.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Static Aircraft Displays
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
The_Simpsons visited US Army Hawk Missile and Launcher -- US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL 7/12/2018 The_Simpsons visited it
Benchmark Blasterz visited US Army Hawk Missile and Launcher -- US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL 8/3/2017 Benchmark Blasterz visited it

View all visits/logs