Nike-Ajax Antiaircraft Missile System Technical Manuals

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0207
Dates:
1957-1959
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.09 Cubic feet
(1 records center box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of technical manuals for the Nike-Ajax missile system. Most of the manuals cover the electronic, electrical, and guidance equipment for system testing and operation.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Nike series missiles were surface-to-air missiles for point defense against aircraft and ballistic missiles. Development of the Nike-Ajax (SAM-A-7) began in 1945 at Bell Laboratories. The first Nike-Ajax site became operational in December 1953 and initial plans called for installations at forty major cities in the continental United States, as well as at U.S. installations in foreign countries. As deployed the Nike-Ajax consisted of a Douglas-built airframe and a Bell (Aerojet-General) powerplant guide by a Westinghouse radar guidance system. It was superseded by the more powerful Nike-Hercules (SAM-A-25) and Nike-Zeus and was phased out of the U.S. inventory by 1965.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No donor information, gift, unknown, XXXX-0207, unknown

General
General
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
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Antiaircraft missiles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Air defenses -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Rockets (Aeronautics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Douglas Aircraft Corp Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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