Nike Battery NY-09
Kensico/White Plains, NY



A "typical" Nike Ajax installation, site NY-09 contained three underground missile magazines and a dozen launchers. The base became operational during 1955 and remained under Regular Army command until 1960 when the New York Army National Guard took command of the site. NY-09 was one of several New York area Nike sites that were not converted to use the larger and more powerful, second-generation Nike Hercules missiles. It remained in operation through 1963.



Location
Launcher Area:
White Plains, NY
Control Area:
White Plains, NY

Dates of Operation
1955-1963

Weapons Systems
& Missile Load

Nike Ajax / 30
Nike Hercules / 0

Missile Magazines
3 Magazines.
1 type "B" and 2 type "C".


Radar Types
ACQR.

Unit Information
Army -
B/66th (1955-1958)
B/1/55th (1958-1960)

National Guard -
HHB/1/212th (1959-1963)
B/1/212th (1960-1963)

Present Status
The site is partially intact. One portion of the former launcher area is currently used by the New York Army National Guard.





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