Nike Missile Locations Louisiana

StateSite NameMissile TypeDefense AreaSite LocService DatesControl site condition/ownerLaunch Site condition/owner
LABD-10Nike 3AG/12H/12L-HBarksdaleBellevueNov 1960 - Mar 1966Intact, Criminal Justice Institute, and Bossier Parish School BoardIntact, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Department, Bossier Parish SWAT field training site
BD-50Nike 3AG/12H/12L-HBarksdaleStonewall (4 mi NE)Nov 1960 - Mar 1966Partially Intact, LSU School of MedicineFDS

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