The Southpaw Postcard Collection - Redstone Arsenal
These postcards about REDSTONE ARSENAL are from the extensive collection of George & Peg Heeschen.
Item 23 of 34 (8439)Front: Nike-Ajax Guided Missile, Redstone Arsenal
Back: NIKE-AJAX GUIDED MISSILE, REDSTONE ARSENAL, HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
The Army's first supersonic onti-aircraft guided missile designed to follow and destroy the enemy target, regardless of evasive action. The Nike-Ajax system consists essentially of two ports First, an expendable missile; second, an elaborate and highly complex control system requiring approximately 1,400,000 individual parts. It is the first guided missile system to defend American cities against attack.
Source: Anderson News Company, Florence, Ala.
Rights: From the postcard collection of George and Peg Heeschen, The Southpaw, Huntsville, Alabama