The Hawk Missile

The Hawk Missile (HM1BJ0)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 48.713', W 87° 37.432'

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The Hawk Missile was the first mobile medium-range, guided, anti-aircraft missile deployed by the U.S. Army in August 1959. The Hawk is a surface-to-air missile powered by a solid-propellant rocket motor and controlled in flight by its large tail fins. The Hawk is 16'-8" long, weighs 1,400 lbs., and has a speed of Mach 2.5. The Hawk has a ceiling of 58,000 and carries a 163 lb. blast-fragmentation warhead.

The Hawk was deactivated in 1994 and replaced by the Patriot Missile.
HM NumberHM1BJ0
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 442940 N 3852359
Decimal Degrees34.81188333, -87.62386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.713', W 87° 37.432'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 42.78" N, 87° 37' 25.92" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2616-2638 Veterans Park Dr, Florence AL 35630, US
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