Air Force Bases

Nike Missile Locations Rhode Island

StateSite NameMissile TypeDefense AreaSite LocService DatesControl site condition/ownerLaunch Site condition/owner
RIPR-38Nike 1B, 2C/18H, 30A/10L-UProvidenceBristol1956 - Apr 1974Brown UniversityRoger Williams College
PR-69Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AProvidenceCoventry1956 - Oct 1974RIANG, 281st, 282d Combat Communications SquadronsGeneral Services Administration
PR-79Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AProvidenceFoster Center/ Woonsocket1956 - Jun 1963Foster/Gloucester Regional School DistrictState of Rhode Island, State Police Training Center
PR-58Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AProvidenceNorth Kingston/ Davisville1956 - 1963North Kingston Parks and Recreation DepartmentRIANG installation
PR-99Nike 1B, 2C/18H, 30A/11L-U, (10L-H)ProvidenceNorth Smithfield/ Foster1956 - Jun 1971RIANG/USAFR CenterUS Army

Addtional sites that covered the Providence area were located in Massachusetts.

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