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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mars888
N 40° 13.236 W 074° 59.667
18T E 500472 N 4452242
Quick Description: A Nike Missle magazine under the batting cages at a Ball Field. This concrete area is the roof of a Nike missile bunker. In the 1960s the 8 to 16 Nike antiaircraft missiles housed below protected Philadelphia from Russian bombers.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/14/2013 4:45:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ2ZQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee
Views: 2

Long Description:
There is a historic marker in the parking lot near baseball field closest to the Rec. Center Gym. To the SW near road.
The 2 smaller cages E & W mark the large steel doors where elevators would raise the missiles to ground level for launch. They would then be launched from a track over the concrete part of the pad.
SE of the E. elevator door is a 3' x 3' steel escape hatch cover.
3000' to NNW was the Radar Control Site & Hq. at 301 Twining Ford Rd. Now school admin. buildings & open grounds. More Info at: (visit link)
Parking location: N 40° 30.685 W 075° 04.376

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