McDonnell Douglas F101B Voodoo - carrying MIM-23 Hawk Missile

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I have come across these pictures of McDonnell Douglas F-101B Voodoo Serial Number 57-0272 with a strange under nose sensor and carrying a MiM-23 Hawk missile.
It is late 60's or early 70's from my guess.

Does anyone have any more information on this project, its name and what was being tried?
 

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Another member stumbled across one of those photos as well today, I'll add his post from another thread, as well as my potentially wide of the mark answer:
Stumbled across this interesting picture of a F-101 Voodoo equipped with what looks like additional optical sensors and armed with a MIM-23 HAWK SAM.
One assumes it's a trial configuration for the HAWK's performance....?
It would be interesting to know the timeframe, as the Iranian Air Force itself would later go on to operationally arm it's F-4 Phantom's and F-14 Tomcat's with a modified HAWK missiles.

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Stumbled across this interesting picture of a F-101 Voodoo equipped with what looks like additional optical sensors and armed with a MIM-23 HAWK SAM.
One assumes it's a trial configuration for the HAWK's performance....?
Though I seem to have a vague memory of a air-launched HAWK variant as part of an USAF ASAT program? My brain is fried at the moment, so I could be wrong.
 

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What the frack was a F-101 doing with a Hawk, I have no idea... sounding rocket ? ABM target ?

There was an ASAT concept involving a F-106 that indirectly led to the well known F-15 one (that stared in Red Storm Rising).
 

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Another more puzzling picture

On one of the facebook sites i posted this, a guy that knew about the Voodoo than pointed out that the MG-13 radar was a pulse radar and the MIM-23 Hawk was continuous wave guided.
Maybe the sensor under the nose was a radar of sorts to provide continuous wave guidance for the Hawk and the MG-13 was used to find the target.
What intrigues me is that the Voodoo also as an IR sensor .

Maybe it was some form of TISEO but that would make no sense with the Hawk
 

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Another member stumbled across one of those photos as well today, I'll add his post from another thread, as well as my potentially wide of the mark answer:
Stumbled across this interesting picture of a F-101 Voodoo equipped with what looks like additional optical sensors and armed with a MIM-23 HAWK SAM.
One assumes it's a trial configuration for the HAWK's performance....?
It would be interesting to know the timeframe, as the Iranian Air Force itself would later go on to operationally arm it's F-4 Phantom's and F-14 Tomcat's with a modified HAWK missiles.

Regards
Pioneer
mcdonnell-f-101-voodoo-with-additional-sensors-and-mim-23-hawk-missile-jpg.661160



Stumbled across this interesting picture of a F-101 Voodoo equipped with what looks like additional optical sensors and armed with a MIM-23 HAWK SAM.
One assumes it's a trial configuration for the HAWK's performance....?
Though I seem to have a vague memory of a air-launched HAWK variant as part of an USAF ASAT program? My brain is fried at the moment, so I could be wrong.
"Part of an USAF ASAT program?"

Hmm, that and the additional sensors might make sense.

(Cheers Grey Havoc for editing and finding more appropriate thread)

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Another more puzzling picture

On one of the facebook sites i posted this, a guy that knew about the Voodoo than pointed out that the MG-13 radar was a pulse radar and the MIM-23 Hawk was continuous wave guided.
Maybe the sensor under the nose was a radar of sorts to provide continuous wave guidance for the Hawk and the MG-13 was used to find the target.
What intrigues me is that the Voodoo also as an IR sensor .

Maybe it was some form of TISEO but that would make no sense with the Hawk
Isn't the red object just a DART-type towed target?
 

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