The Nike-Hercules Missile (1967)


Overview of the Army Air Defense Command and their Nike-Hercules air defense missiles. The Nike Hercules (initially designated SAM-A-25, and later MIM-14), was a solid fuel propelled two-stage surface-to-air missile, used by U.S. and NATO armed forces for medium- and high-altitude long-range air defense. It could also be employed in a surface-to-surface role, and demonstrated its ability to hit other short-range missiles.


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