Upper Stage · Army · SAM
—Air Power Park Tour —Beginning from the early 1950's into the 1960's, during the Cold War era, concerns created the need for basing surface-to-air missiles near U.S. military installations. Built for the U.S. Army by Western Electric and initially deployed in 1953, the Nike-Ajax missile was a vital part of this type of localized defensive perimeter which had been installed around the country. There were several Nike sites on the Peninsula.
|Placed By||Air Power Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 378558 N 4100547|
|Decimal Degrees||37.04330000, -76.36561667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 2.598', W 76° 21.937'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 2' 35.88" N, 76° 21' 56.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near LaSalle Ave, Hampton VA 23666, US|
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