Richboro Nike Missile Battery PH-07

Richboro Nike Missile Battery PH-07 (HM1M66)

Location: Richboro, PA 18954 Bucks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 13.15', W 74° 59.7'

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One of thirteen installations in the Philadelphia area that provided protection from Soviet aerial attack during the 1954-1970 period of the Cold War. The Nike system here used radar to guide Ajax anti-aircraft missiles. From the mid-1960s through the early 1970s, this missile system was replaced as technology and terms of arms control treaties evolved. The missile launch area and magazine are located near here.
HM NumberHM1M66
Year Placed2007
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Friday, July 24th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 500425 N 4452083
Decimal Degrees40.21916667, -74.99500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 13.15', W 74° 59.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 13' 9" N, 74° 59' 42" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-435 PA-332, Richboro PA 18954, US
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