Nike-Ajax (HM1YMQ)

Location: Hampton, VA 23666
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 2.593', W 76° 21.94'

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Nike-Ajax is the first U.S. surface-to-air missile. The original Nike program was begun in 1945 and over 10,000 Nike-Ajax missiles serviced over 100 sites in 15 defense areas within the U.S. including the Hampton Roads area.

A two-stage missile, Nike-Ajax is accelerated to supersonic speed buy a Nike solid-fuel booster, which drops off, and the Ajax 2nd stage liquid-fuel rocket takes over. Guidance is by radar command. Nike-Ajax was replaced by the more capable Nike-Hercules in 1958.
Placed ByAir Power Park
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Date Added Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 378553 N 4100538
Decimal Degrees37.04321667, -76.36566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.593', W 76° 21.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 35.58" N, 76° 21' 56.4" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near LaSalle Ave, Hampton VA 23666, US
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