Nike Missile Locations New Mexico
|State||Site Name||Missile Type||Defense Area||Site Loc||Service Dates||Control site condition/owner||Launch Site condition/owner|
|NM||W-50||Nike 3AG (never operational)||Walker||Hagerman||Never operational||Intact, Roswell Correctional Center||Partially Intact, abandoned|
|W-10||Nike 3AG (never operational)||Walker||Roswell||Never operational||Intact, NMArNG Miliray Academy||Intact, MNArNG training site|
|Launch Site One||Nike 1B, 2C/18H, 30A/12L-UA, (7L-H)||No Defense Area||McGregor Guided Missile Range||1957 - Dec 1992||FDS||FDS|
The Walker Defense Area was unusual. The sistes were selected and built, the battalion activated, batteries were assigned, and then the whole setup was shut down. Many of the personnel were later transferred to the Omaha Defense Area.
Air Force units at Walker AFB during this brief period were the 6th Bombardment Wing and the 58th Fighter Interceptor Squadron.
Nike Missile Type Key
Missile Storage: C=Ajax only, original design B=Ajax or Hercules, some modifications were required for the elevator to handle the Hercules launcher. D= Either, increaed access room in the magazine
Missile Launcher: A=Ajax AA=Double Ajax launchers AG=Above Ground H=Hecrules L=Launcher K=Unoffical designation for Alaskan above ground launchers U=Uniersal launcher UA=1/2 Universal and 1/2 Ajax launchers UU=Double Univeral launchers
Note: Launchers converted to Hercules are given in paraenthesis, e.g. (8L-H)
This data is from the book To Defend and Deter: The Legacy of the United States Cold War Missile Program