The Catacombs The Merchandise Guide
Eagle Models: Hawk Models
Compiled by Martin Willey


HAWK (MPC)

Hawk- click for larger view

US 1977

Fundimensions Plastic Construction Kit no 1-1904

25 x 15 x 5.5 cm kit in 25 parts including stands. Accurate representation of "War Games" spaceship (probably made with reference to the original model, in contrast to the MPC/Airfix Eagle).

Box: art of Hawk with large logo. "Suitable ages 8 to adult"

MPC also produced the Eagle Transporter, The Alien and Moonbase Alpha.

Pictures thanks to Gordon Moriguchi:

Hawk box

MPC catalog

MPC catalog MPC catalog

HAWK SPACESHIP (Airfix)

Box cover

UK 1977, 1979

No 05173-2. Like the Eagle, Airfix shared the Hawk kit with MPC in the US. While the Eagle seems to have originated with MPC, the original mastering of the Hawk kit may have been in the UK by Airfix, as it closely matches the smaller studio model.

Box 25 x 15 x 5.5 cm. Art of Hawk.

Original and later boxes- note different colours.
Original art

1977 original issue. Titled "Hawk Spaceship". The box bottom left under the Space:1999 logo has an orange surround. First edition boxes had a "New" flash, which disappeared in 1978.

1979 second issue. Titled in English and French ("Vaisseau Spatial Hawk"). The box bottom left under the Space:1999 logo has a green surround.

Instruction sheet

Instruction sheet 51 x 18 cm, in English, French & German, outlining series & Hawk.

Text from instruction sheet:

From deep inter-stellar space the Hawk fleet thundered towards Alpha Moonbase, a major threat to the small colony of Earth people still surviving on the Moon. Thus begins another adventure in the smash-hit science fiction TV series "Space: 1999". Created by Gerry Anderson, this space series highlights the adventures of a colony of scientists on the moon following a gigantic nuclear explosion which tears the asteroid from the Earth's gravitational field and sends it hurtling off through space. An advanced attack-intercepter [sic] spaceship, Hawk was developed from the Eagle space transporter but only basic constructional components were used. It has a similar control cabin or "beak" to the Eagle but it incorporates more advanced instrumentation enabling the crew to use the on-board computer to carry out many of the craft's operational duties. In the attack role, Hawk has high-powered long range lasers capable of destroying almost anything. When attacked the ship can surround itself with an invisible protective wall strong enough to withstand most weapons. Hawk is fast, in fact nearly three times as fast as Eagle and with the help of its high-powered nuclear engines it can out-manoeuvre almost any enemy.

Advertising

Hawk ad- click for large view

Full page advertisements appeared in children's comics, featuring the box artwork and a short story "Will the Hawk Spaceship destroy Eagle 3?". Koenig, Allen Carter (sic) and pilot Anderson encounter a Hawk Space Fighter by an asteroid. The spaceship chases them, but they realise it is a hallucination and the Hawk disappears. "It would probably remain one of the many insoluble mysteries they were to encounter on their voyage through the depths of space." The text continues: "Created as an escort and close support vessel to space fleets, the Hawk's major role is as an advanced attack-interceptor spaceship. The Hawk spaceship is a development from the Eagle space transporter." Read the full text

Airfix also produced the Eagle.


GARAGE KITS

Unlicensed resin/ mixed-media kits.

HAWK FIGHTER (AB)

UK 2000

Garage kits produced by AB Models, who also produced Eagles in the same scales. Like the Eagles, they are mixed media. The 22" at least did not have turned aluminium engine bells like the Eagle.

  • 22" Hawk (Sept 2000, limited to 50 copies, £249.50). This was advertised prior to release as a 17" model.
  • 44" Hawk (Summer 2000).
HAWK (Replica's Unlimited)

UK 2006. £225

Garage kits produced by Replica's Unlimited, who also produced Eagles. 1:48 scale (about 19 inches/ 50cm long), 36 pieces. Originally the main body was solid resin; it was retooled so the nose and body are hollow.

Space Fighter Buteo

US/Canada 2005?. Sold online through StarShipModeller website.

Garage kit (clearly unlicensed, as shown by the name- Latin for Hawk), mastered by Alfred Wong. 1:48 scale, 25 pieces.

Space Fighter Buteo
Warp Hawk Fighter

UK 2005?

1:72 scale, 43 pieces.

Hoto Hawk Spaceship

US 2004?

1:72 scale, 16 pieces. A recast of the Airfix kit, complete with original box art.

Scale Model Technologies (SMT)

Canada 1999

1:72 scale, 16 pieces. A recast of the Airfix kit.



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