HAWK Collectibles

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There are HAWK models out there, but they are not easy to find and are considered collectibles. Some have shown up on Ebay auctions, and usually go for more than $50.

Red radomes?

Don't you just love those red and white missiles?

Hmmmm, these almost look real

Looks like the same version, but this one has a bunch of explosions going off around them

Missiles on a loader. This model kit is made in Japan

REVELL #8611..1/32 Scale...The History Makers /Limited Production.....Northrop HAWK missile model kit

Now this is a new one, HAWK missiles transported underneath a helicopter?? Notice the box claims that this is "authentic", could be I guess, but I have never heard of this technique.

G.I. Joe action figure as a HAWK commander!

Very basic model, again notice the red and white missile. Has anyone ever seen one painted red & white? The thing I noticed most was how skinny the crewmen are!! Must have been eating the Navy chow.

For those that never got a chance to fire a missle, here is your opportunity. A miniature version of the popular 2.6" diameter HAWK, this scaled down model of the original HAWK missile will fly on black powder "D" motors, or composite fuel "E" motors. Recovery is by a brightly colored 18" octagonal Mylar parachute. A 3/16" diameter launch rod is required for all TLP rocket kits. The TLP HAWK (1.6" Dia.) is a finely detailed model of this classic missile, in 1/8.75 scale.

Again with the red missiles....who is thinking up this stuff?

The Trident Model line is a company in Germany that makes cast metal models in 1/87th scale (HO Trains).  You can check out www.reynaulds.com/trident/td_ho_kits.asp?item=IngNumericSort for a listing!  They make numerous Hawk Items, enough to outfit a missile battery - missiles, loaders, handlers, lauchers, 4 - different radars (2-acquistion, 1 range, 1 illuminator); 3 - different conatiners (info coordination, missile test shop, control launch containers, generator, etc......
They can be bought from other sources besides the link above at www.walthers.com
thanks to Christopher Velez for the information on these! 

A HAWK tie clasp was given to Aviation officials in the 60s by Raytheon (maker of HAWK)

This solid plastic model was also given to VIPs and customers of HAWKs contracter Raytheon in the mid 70s (approximately 12 inches long on black plastic base)

another Raytheon gift that was given out to customers, a HAWK ashtray

The front and back of a HAWK trading card, made by Luer Co.

1958 magazine ad for Raytheon
Now that you have a missile system, you have to sell it. These photos are of a presentation that RAYTHEON put together to show to clients to sell the HAWK missile system.

Improved HAWK belt buckle

An umbilical plug. Was removed to plug in the umbilical cable on the rear of the missile. From the personal collection of Tom Lyons.

This is what I need on the golf course. A club that will "lock" on the ball, so I won't miss it!

From the personal collection of Chris Levesque. He says the launcher guys will know it is a "Cutout Clip"

Cable from a S&A device for a HAWK missile. From the personal collection of Bob Campbell.

Fire button from a fire control console in the BCC. From the personal collection of Wes Guidry

Fire control operator's headseat. From the personal collection of Wes Guidry

Frank Ronkowski attached an Ocelot to a cigarette lighter then engraved his name on the front and the units he served in from 1963 to 1966 on the back. The unit crest and lighter shows the wear of a few years on active duty in the HAWK system. Frank gave the lighter and his ADA brass to Wes Guidry which is now part of his personal collection.

Richard Whitt was working at A-6-65 when one day a van pulled into the site.  There was a photographer and a Captain from ARADCOM and several cardboard boxes filled with OD Pith Helmets and Khaki  Shorts.  About a dozen men were ordered to change into shorts, tee shirt and helmet.  The group then went down to the launcher area, posed the men on the launchers like they were working and took several pictures.  They then did the same up on one of the radar towers and also at the BCC van.  We were told the "outfits" were experimental and were to be tested by the men for suitability in working in the Key West climate. There were no insignia or markings on either the helmets or shorts. The pictures were to appear in the ARADCOM newspaper but he never saw them.  After a week or so, the helmets and shorts were discarded in favor of fatigues.  Richard managed to acquire two shorts and a pith helmet which brought home when he left Key West.  Some individuals who had rotated back from Viet Nam were allowed to continue to wear their issue "Jungle Boots" since they were in a tropical climate.

(Webmaster's comment: There were a few old, overweight E-7's that I can not picture in Army issue Brumuda shorts and combat boots. Plus those fatigues sure helped limit the target area for those damn mosquitoes. I for one, am glad this idea didn't become reality)

"The Ocelot" unit crest. Available for purchase from H.J. Saunders Military Supplier. CLICK HERE for their web page. The distinctive crests sell for $8.25 each for a left and a right, or $15.75 for a pair.

The ARADCOM patch is not as hard to find. There are several companies on the web that still sell them

The patch of the 38th Arty Bde in Korea. I was able to buy a couple on line last year.

Unit crest of 2nd Arty Bde from Korea. Haven't found any of these for sale

31st Arty patch. Hq in Homestead, FL