Welcome to the SCALE (Sandia) D-Region Tomahawk Gallery on TRF.
This gallery showcases the (Sandia) D-Region Tomahawk and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:
Aerotech: IQSY Tomahawk: #89014
Centuri: Tomahawk: KC-40 or #5100
CMR: D-Region Tomahawk: S1
Estes: D-Region Tomahawk: #1944
Estes: D-Region Tomahawk: #2037
Neubauer: D-Region Tomahawk:
Pratt Hobbies: D-Region Tomahawk (MMX):
Semroc: I.Q.S.Y Tomahawk: KD-2
Thrustline: D-Region Tomahawk: TA-024
Yank: IQSY Tomahawk (3"):
Yank: IQSY Tomahawk (4"):
as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!
The Tomahawk, based on the Thiokol TE-416 Motor, was designed by the Sandia Corp. as a small sounding rockets in the International Quiet Sun Year (IQSY) in 1963. Initial tests from Tonopah, Nevada and Point Mugu, California failed. The fourth launch from Wallops Island was a success, but it was not used in the IQSY experiments. NASA used another Version, the D-Region Tomahawk in 1968, but little further use of it was made.
Although it lacked success as a single stage sounding rocket, it was highly successful as the second stage on Nike, Terrier, Taurus (Honest John), Ute, Paiute and Sandhawk boosters. Several hundred of these configurations were launched.