The following excerpt is from "Sport Rocketry". The intention is to allow guests to get a basic feeling about a kit. We strongly suggest that you get a copy of the referenced Sport Rocketry and read the entire article. Inside you will find many helpful hints in construction as well as other useful information. For more information, use the two links above.
(Sport Rocketry - Jan/Feb 1999 - page 27 - by Joe Talento)
"The Tomahawk is a sport scale replica of the US Navy's premier unmanned guided missile built by Hughs Missile Systems Company."
"Quest's Tomahawk is an advanced level kit that is a s great deal of fun to build."
"Construction begins with the assembly of the motor mount and its associated boat tail."
"Pay special attention to the forming of the boat tail since its thin cardstock can be easily bent or torn."
"The next steps relate to the preparation and attachment of four fins and two stub wings."
"The aft body section of the missile includes an air scoop attached to the underside just forward of the boat tail."
"Finally fill the nose cone with clay ballast."
"Several of the major decals did not quite fit along the body tube and had to be modified slightly with a hobby knife to match the accompanying illustrations."
"The kit provides a nice build that looks impressive and flies very well."
The entire article gives the impression is that this kit for an intermediate to expert modeler.
This is a standard, 18mm powered scale-like model of the US's cruise missle, in service since 1983 or '84 and used by the US Navy as well as the British Royal Navy. SLCM stands for Surface Launched Cruise Missle. The actual missle launches from a ship or even a torpedo tube of a submarine with a solid-propellant rocket motor, then the air scoop opens up, the wings depl ...
Single stage, 18mm mount, parachute recovery, scale model of NAVY SLCM Tomahawk cruise missile. Water transfer decals included. Kit includes 1 body tube, 6 die-cut balsa fins, paper shrouds around tail and for the belly scoop, typical Quest recovery system that connects to motor mount with Kevlar and elastic lines, plastic nose cone, and water transfer decals. The instructions in this ...
J.B. (April 1, 2000)