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Nike Hercules Missile Battery Summit Site, Missile Launch, Anchorage, Anchorage, AK



B&W Photos

HB11167
View Of Launch Area From Control Area.

HB11168
Two Launch And Missile Storage Building At The Highest Elevation Within The Launch Area.

HB11169
Launch, Missile Storage Building, And Concrete Launch Apron.

HB11170
Earthen Berm At Launch And Missile Storage Building.

HB11171
View Of Missile Transport Carriage Track.

HB11172
Interior Of Missile Launch And Storage Building With Missile Transport Carriage.


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Item Title


Location
Missile Launch, Anchorage, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AK-18-C
Building/structure dates: 1959 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1979
Significance: The Alaska Nike Hercules Missile Batteries were the only Nike antiaircraft installations in the United States that fired missiles from their tactical sites; the other Nike batteries fired practice rounds from a Missile Firing Range. The Alaska Nike Sites were additionally unique in terms of engineering accomplishments designing a system that would function in subarctic conditions.

Subjects
Launch Complexes


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF LAUNCH AREA FROM CONTROL AREA.
2. TWO LAUNCH AND MISSILE STORAGE BUILDING AT THE HIGHEST ELEVATION WITHIN THE LAUNCH AREA.
3. LAUNCH, MISSILE STORAGE BUILDING, AND CONCRETE LAUNCH APRON.
4. EARTHEN BERM AT LAUNCH AND MISSILE STORAGE BUILDING.
5. VIEW OF MISSILE TRANSPORT CARRIAGE TRACK.
6. INTERIOR OF MISSILE LAUNCH AND STORAGE BUILDING WITH MISSILE TRANSPORT CARRIAGE.


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