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Nighthawk

roller coaster
Nighthawk
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Carowinds
Location Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA
Status Operating since March 20, 2004
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Flying
Model / product Flying Dutchman (843m Prototype)
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 1,000
Propulsion Chain lift
Height115 feet
Top speed51 mph
Length2,766 feet
Inversions5
Duration1:50
G-force4.3G
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Nighthawk is a Vekoma lay-down roller coaster located at Carowinds in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The ride is one of only three "Flying Dutchman" models in the world.

History[edit]

The ride initially opened on April 1, 2000 at California's Great America (then called Paramount's Great America). It was called Stealth. It closed on September 2, 2003 and was removed to make room for a new water park.

It reopened on March 20, 2004 at Carowinds and was called BORG Assimilator. For 2008, the name was changed to Nighthawk.

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