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Charlie Battery - Fort Bliss 1960

Our Annual Service Practice At McGregor Range - White Sands


- Click Here For Larger Image -Bob Norkol - “A Man And His Missile”

Launcher Crewman Bob Norkol of Charlie Battery's Bravo Section, and chosen for his exptise, prepares this Nike Ajax for firing.


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Preparing Nike Ajax To Fire


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Waiting Acquisition Radar To Target Tracking Radar Transfer


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Nike Ajax lift off...!


Image by Fred Van Zandt - Alabama - 1960

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Preparing Nike Hercules To Fire


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Elevate Launcher One...!


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Charlie Battery Nike Hercules Elavated To The Firing Postion


Image by Fred Van Zandt - Alabama - 1960

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Our Hercules At Liftoff

If you look at the cloud configuration in this and the next image, you will see they are virtually identical.


Image by Fred Van Zandt - Alabama - 1960

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Fire Launcher One...!

I think I was standing a bit closer to the service road in this shot.


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- Click Here For Larger Image -All Is Quiet Once Again

Another day, another Nike Hercules and Ajax.


Image by Fred Van Zandt - Alabama - 1960

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