Country: Germany Region: WEST
Latitude: 50° 44' 30" N Longitude: 7° 5' 41" E
Area use / Military Branches: Aufgelöst
The Nike Hercules was a command-guided, long-range, high-altitude anti-aircraft missile. It was normally deployed in fixed bases consisting of a basecamp, a radar and guidance control site (IFC) and a launch area (LA). Hercules batteries in Europe were generally placed all over W Germany forming an airdefence belt. Nike missiles could be nuclear and conventional armed.
Former European operators: Belgium Denmark France Germany Greece Italy Netherlands Norway Spain Turkey United States
Asian operaators: Japan South KoreaTaiwan
The Nike system explained http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbGKCbqx8vU
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