Ajax

Ajax (HM1YNF)

Location: Hampton, VA 23666
Country: United States of America

N 37° 2.598', W 76° 21.937'

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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.

There are two Ajax liquid-fueled, upper stage rockets which are on display here in the park and typically carried a nuclear or conventional warhead.
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HM NumberHM1YNF
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Placed ByAir Power Park
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Date Added Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 378558 N 4100547
Decimal Degrees37.04330000, -76.36561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.598', W 76° 21.937'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 35.88" N, 76° 21' 56.22" 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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