NASA took interest with the surplus Hawk solid fueled motors and wanted to use them for sounding rockets. They sawed off Nike fins, stuck a long 11 degree nose on and came up with what is in Peter Always book the HAWK MOTOR TEST VEHICLE. This rocket cleared the way for the ORION sounding rocket. I made my kit with a BT-55 tube and it uses the "standard" size engines. I would get this book if you want to make some nice rockets. It's called SCALE BASH by Peter Alway. It has plans and patterns for 78 models of 29 real rockets.Originally posted by Mister Rogers
All very nicely done rockets but I love the Honest John!
What is the prototype for the Hawk? I mean what kind of rocket is it and when was it used and by whom and for what and what scale compared to the HJ? How many questions was that......?