Nike Battery PH-41/43
Berlin/Clememton, NJ

Becoming operational during 1956, Nike site PH-41 was a double site and operated both Nike Ajax and Hercules missiles during its 18 years of active service.

Sophisticated radar and "command and control" equipment made this one of the most important Nike missile sites within the former Philadelphia Defense Area which included not only the "City of Brotherly Love" but also Camden, on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River, and the surrounding region. This Regular Army site survived the downsizing of the Army's air defense program within the continental United States, remaining active until the final closure of Nike system during 1974.

Launcher Area:
(Camden County), NJ
Control Area:
(Camden County), NJ

Dates of Operation

Weapons Systems
& Missile Load

Nike Ajax / 60
Nike Hercules / 18

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

Radar Types
HIPAR (two systems)
Dual Control Launch

Unit Information
Army -
A/738th (1956-1958)
A/3/43rd (1958-1974)

Present Status
The abandoned site remains partially intact today and is owned by the General Services Administration.

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