Nike Missile Locations Minnesota

StateSite NameMissile TypeDefense AreaSite LocService DatesControl site condition/ownerLaunch Site condition/owner
MNMS-90Nike 3D/18H/12L-UMinneapolis - Saint PaulBethel/ Insanti1959 - Jun 1971Insanti County Sheriff's DepartmentPrivate ownership
MS-40Nike 3D/18H/12L-UMinneapolis - Saint PaulFarmingtonOct 1959 - Jun 1971USAR CenterFDS
MS-20Nike 3D/18H/12L-UMinneapolis - Saint PaulRobertsOct 1959 - Jun 1971Bureau of Outdoor Recreation to Saint Croix CountyBureau of Outdoor Recreation to Saint Croix County
MS-70Nike 3D/18H/12L-UMinneapolis - Saint PaulSaint BonifaciusOct 1959 - Jun 1971Private ownershipFDS

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