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Nike BR-04 Ansonia

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The U.S. Army announced on July 8, 1955 that they would be acquiring several parcels of land for a Nike Ajax missile installation in Ansonia, CT.
 
The bases were operational from 1957 thru June, 1971
The types of missiles at the base were: Nike 3B/18H, 30A/12L-U.

The IFC radar site was at 119-1/2 Ford St. The site is currently used by the U.S. Forest Service and some of the original buildings are still standing.

The launch battery was at Osborne Ln & Deerfield, currently a farm.


Ansonia Evening Sentinel, November 25 ,1963 (1)



1963 Battery Roster



Ansonia IFC radar and control site, 1964.



Ansonia launching area, 1964.



Tracking radar.



HiPar Radar





HiPar Radar Shack



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Ansonia I.F.C. site visit, December, 2010



Entrance to access road to former IFC site.



Access road.
  
The Forest Service currently occupies the former Ansonia I.F.C. on Ford St.


Ansonia battery.



Security fencing.



The foundation of the guard shack.



A private farm occupies the launch site.


One of the original buildings.



Photo of the Ansonia IFC radar site.



Contemporary image of the Ansonia IFC, upper right.  Probably around 2010.
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