Saturday, February 10, 2007

NIKE base

Did you know there were atomic weapons ready to be fired at only 10 miles from Versailles. Yes I was only a kid at the time but remember the location very well. Where was it you ask ? Dillsboro, Indiana. I knew there was a NIKE base built there but had no idea the missles were armed with atomic (nuclear) war heads. The deserted base still remains but the missiles are gone. If you want to know more about the NIKE missiles, here is a short film that you may find informitive.

NIKE HERCULES Story - 30-minute public affairs film produced by the Army in 1960 to educate the public on the NIKE HERCULES air defense system.
MS Media Player format
This is a large file, You should have broadband to view it.

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