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|Type||Steel - Flying|
|Product||Flying Dutchman (843m Prototype)|
|Riders per train||24|
|Top speed||51 mph|
"Project Stealth" was announced on June 22, 1999. It was marketed as the "world's first true flying coaster", however at this point two flying had already been built (Skytrak and Komet). At the time, California's Great America said the official name would be revealed later, however it was never announced.
The ride initially opened on April 1, 2000 as Stealth. A soft opening was held on March 26, 2000.
On August 21, 2003, it was announced that Stealth would be relocated to Carowinds. It closed on September 2, 2003 and was removed to make room for a new water park.
In January 2004, Carowinds announced that the ride would be called BORG Assimilator and have a Star Trek theme. It reopened on March 20, 2004.
After Carowinds was acquired by Cedar Fair in 2006, the name was changed to Nighthawk for the 2008 season. The Star Trek theming would have to be removed as a result.
When the coaster originally operated at California's Great America as Stealth, it had a white track with a red spine and gray supports. When it moved to Carowinds as BORG Assimilator, the track was repainted black, while the spine was repainted green apple. In 2009, a year after the attraction was renamed Nighthawk, it was repainted with a yellow track and blue supports.
Nighthawk's vertical loop
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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