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Nike-Ajax Antiaircraft Missile System Technical Manuals

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Names:
Bell Telephone Laboratories  Search this
Douglas Aircraft Corp  Search this
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic Feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuals
Date:
1957-1959
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:
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 It was superseded by the more powerful Nike-Hercules (SAM-A-25) and Nike-Zeus and was phased out of the U.S. inventory by 1965.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, gift, unknown, XXXX-0207, unknown
Rights:
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
Topic:
Nike rocket  Search this
Antiaircraft missiles  Search this
Surface-to-air missiles  Search this
Air defenses -- United States  Search this
Air defenses  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0207
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0207