Nike Battery NY-03/04
Mt. Nebo/Orangeburg, NY



Located only a few miles west of the Hudson River, the Orangeburg Nike site was one of four six-magazine "double" Nike sites constructed within the New York metro area. At these double sites, two standard three-magazine sites were constructed side by side, effectively doubling the site's capabilities. Because the two missile batteries shared a common facility, land acquisition costs and the costs associated with developing the necessary infrastructure could be reduced. Site NY-03/04 remained operational through the closure of the nationwide Nike system in 1974.




Location
Launcher Area:
Mount Nebo,
(Rockland County), NY
Control Area:
North Orangeburg,
(Rockland County), NY

Dates of Operation
1955-1974

Weapons Systems
& Missile Load

Nike Ajax / 60
Nike Hercules / 18
(3 magazines converted)

Missile Magazines
6 Magazines (double site).
4 type "B" and 2 type "C".


Radar Types
ACQR, LOPAR, ABAR, HIPAR

Unit Information
Army -
A/66th (1955-1957)
A/737th(1957-1958)
A/5/7th (1958-1964)

National Guard -
C/1/244th (1964-1974)

Present Status
The former control area atop Mount Nebo, now a park, remains partly intact. The launcher area off of Route 303 in North Orangeburg is also partially intact. It is presently utilized as an Army Reserve Center.





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