Air Force Bases

Nike Missile Locations Connecticut

StateSite NameMissile TypeDefense AreaSite LocService DatesControl site condition/ownerLaunch Site condition/owner
CTBR-04Nike 3B/18H, 30A/12L-UBridgeportAnsonia1957 - June 1971US Forest ServicePrivate ownership
BR-65Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ABridgeportFairfield1956 - Mar 1961Town of Fairfield, Fire Training and Canine CenterSouth Pine Creek Park
BR-17Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ABridgeportMilford1956 - 1963Town of Milford, board of educationPrivate ownership
BR-94Nike 2B, 1CBridgeportShelton1957 - Mar 1961US Government ownership, storage and maintenance support facility for Fort DevensPark, Town of Shelton
BR-15Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ABridgeportWest Haven1956 - Sep 1971CTANG, Communications siteTown of Westhaven, Parks and Recreation Department
BR-73Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ABridgeportWestport1956 - 1963Town of Westport, Westport/Weston Health District, Bayberry Special Education CenterFirefighting Traning Center
HA-85Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AHartfordAvon/Simsbury1956 - 1963Talcott Mountain Service CenterCondominiums
HA-48Nike 1B, 2C/18H, 30A/12L-U, (7L-H)HartfordCromwell1956 - Nov 1968Church and elderly housingUSAR Center, Transportation Company
HA-08Nike 1B, 2C/18H, 30A/10L-UHartfordEast Windsor1956 - June 1971US Government ownershipUSAR Center
HA-25Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AHartfordManchester1956 - Jan 1961Town of Manchester, Recreation CenterElectric Lighting Company
HA-67Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AHartfordPlainville1956 - Mar 1961Obliterated, ResidentialIndustrial
HA-36Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AHartfordPortland1956 - 1963Meskomasic State ForestFDS, Abandoned

Nike Missile Type Key

Missile Storage: C=Ajax only, original design B=Ajax or Hercules, some modifications were required for the elevator to handle the Hercules launcher. D= Either, increaed access room in the magazine
Missile Launcher: A=Ajax AA=Double Ajax launchers AG=Above Ground H=Hecrules L=Launcher K=Unoffical designation for Alaskan above ground launchers U=Uniersal launcher UA=1/2 Universal and 1/2 Ajax launchers UU=Double Univeral launchers
Note: Launchers converted to Hercules are given in paraenthesis, e.g. (8L-H)

This data is from the book To Defend and Deter: The Legacy of the United States Cold War Missile Program