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USAF MACE MSA

Last modified: 17 Nov 2017, submitted by: Dr. Mabuse
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Country: Germany    Region: R.P.

Locale: Oberweis

Latitude: 49° 58' 10" N     Longitude: 6° 28' 32" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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The Tactical Missile-76 (TM-76) Mace missile system was operated by the USAF 38th Tactical Missile WIng in West Germany (1958-1969).
38th TMW used to be headquartered at Bitburg airbase, to be relocated at Hahn airbase and again at Sembach airbase.
Mace was a surface-to-surface cruisemissile equipped with a W-28 1.1.megaton nuclear warhead. Each missile had preset targets
Its launching sites were at Mehlingen, Enkenbach, Grünstadt, Wüschheim, Kirchberg Hundheim.(each site with 12 missiles), Rittersdorf and Idenheim (both underground and with 8 missiles).

This was former USAF Oberweis; MACE Missile Support Area (MSA). The unit was under command of 587th Missile Maintenance Sqn (Bitburg airbase) and supplied technical support and missile overhaul 1959-1970.

Mace B http://www.mace-b.com/38TMW/Bitburg/Oberweis.htm

Photos http://www.mace-b.com/38tmw/bitburg/images/MSA_Const1-1.jpg
http://www.mace-b.com/38tmw/bitburg/images/Nose_Guidance_Test_Area1-2.jpg
http://www.mace-b.com/38tmw/bitburg/images/KG_3.jpg

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