HK-Aerial T3


The Hunter-Killer Aerial Weapons Platform[1], or HK-Airstrike[2], is a large HK-Aerial designed by Cyber Research Systems with the patent obtained from Cyberdyne Systems.[1] Before it is formally manufactured, Cyber Research Systems developed a miniature version of the Aerial Weapons Platform, which served as a prototype.

In an Alternate timeline created by the destruction of a Cyberdyne building, Skynet had already mass-produced the HK-Airstrike and deployed the machine into the Future War. It is equipped with plasma cannons to bombard human bases below them.


  • Jonathan Mostow stated in a documentary that the HK-Aerials in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines were redesigned to be more "shark-like and organic".
  • Compared to the HK-Aerial as shown in the original timeline, the HK-Airstrike possesses a much larger scale with wingspans of up to 108 feet[citation needed].
  • In Terminator 3: War of the Machines, an HK-Airstrike can be taken down by 7 to 10 rockets.
  • In Terminator Salvation: Movie Preview, an HK-Airstrike from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is depicted as the HK-Aerial, rather than the HK-Aerial shown in Terminator Salvation film.



Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines


HK-Aerial & Drones
Hunter-Killer Aerial Recon Unit - HK-Bomber - Mini Hunter
Bethesda Games Dragon - Scorpion - Manta - HK-Fighter - HK-Scout - HK-Drone
Rise of the Machines HK-Airstrike - HK-Drone - Flyer Killer
Redemption FK Carrier - FK Bomber - FK Hover - FK Scout - FK Raker
Sarah Connor Chronicles HK-VTOL - Kaliba Drone
Salvation Transport - Aerostat
Genisys HK-8 - HK-Scout - AFJ-60 - AFJ-70 - AFJ-80 - AFJ-100 - Spy Drone (SD-50 - SD-80 - SD-90)
Resistance Scout Drone - Armored Drone
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