nike missile site ms-70

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nike missile site ms-70
9200 nike rd
maple plain, minnesota 55359

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Nike missile installations comprised two sites: a launch site and a control/radar site. Due to the limitations of radar and guidance systems at that time, the radar site had to be a mile or two away from the launch site. This location on Nike road is the control site where the radar and guidance systems were. The launch site where the missiles were stored underground and from which the missiles were launched is about 1.5 miles northwest of this site. The launch site ison county road 127 (across the road West from Timber Creek Golf Course) at 44.95216786241208, -93.77922309841064. In aerial photos, you can see the steel doors through which the missiles were raised from underground storage before being launched.