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Uploaded on Mar 3, 2010
Some Nike Ajax/ Hercules missile launches and tests with a few atomic detonations. The Nike missile program was designed in the 1950s as a last line of defense against Soviet bombers in the event of an invasion. The missiles were nuclear tipped and could take out whole squadrons of aircraft. The sites were placed in a circular pattern around strategic or important cities. The Nike program was decommision in 1974.