Air Force Bases

Nike Missile Locations New Mexico

StateSite NameMissile TypeDefense AreaSite LocService DatesControl site condition/ownerLaunch Site condition/owner
NMW-50Nike 3AG (never operational)WalkerHagermanNever operationalIntact, Roswell Correctional CenterPartially Intact, abandoned
W-10Nike 3AG (never operational)WalkerRoswellNever operationalIntact, NMArNG Miliray AcademyIntact, MNArNG training site
Launch Site OneNike 1B, 2C/18H, 30A/12L-UA, (7L-H)No Defense AreaMcGregor Guided Missile Range1957 - Dec 1992FDSFDS

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