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IFC Gate D Btry 2nd Bn 1st ADA 32nd AADCOM
 IFC Radar Area, Nike Hercules Missile Site  D Btry 2nd Bn 1st ADA 32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany.
The Nike Hercules was a guided missile controlled from a groundstation. The guidance and control area (Integrated Fire Control, IFC) was located at a distance (about 1 mile) from the area from where the missile was launched (Launching Area, LA).

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Nike Hercules Missile Site,  Dichtelbach ,Germany 

DELTA 2 Bn 1st ADA 32 AADCOM  

 

                                     

 

 

                        

 This Nike Hercules Missile Site is dedicated to all soldiers, family members and friends that served in Delta 2-1- ADA -32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany. We are in search of all veterans that served here, Originally D-5-1-ADA. A Cold War Missile site on the side of a mountain in Dichtelbach, Germany

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Nike Hercules Missile Site,  Dichtelbach ,Germany 

 DELTA 2 Bn 1st ADA 32 AADCOM  

 

 

 

 IFC Radar Area 1976

Nike Hercules Missile Site,  Dichtelbach ,Germany 

 DELTA 2 Bn 1st ADA 32 AADCOM

 

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    IFC Radar Area Guard shack and gate

 

 

 

 

 Ready Building, 

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                        Curve leaving  IFC Radar Area 

  

                           

Sam McClung

 IFC Radar Area 

Nike Hercules Missile Site,  Dichtelbach ,Germany 

 DELTA 2 Bn 1st ADA 32 AADCOM 

  

The Nike Hercules was a guided missile controlled from a groundstation. The guidance and control area (Integrated Fire Control, IFC) was located at a distance (about 1 mile) from the area from where the missile was launched (Launching Area, LA). The IFC had a low power acquisition radar (LOPAR) to detect (enemy) aircraft. After detecting and identifying a hostile aircraft with the aid of a Identification friend or foe system, this aircraft was followed or tracked in elevation, azimuth and range by a Target Tracking Radar (TTR). An analog (later digital) computer computed continually a point in the sky where the missile and target should meet (intercept point) after a potential launch of the missile. After the missile was actual launched by the Battery Control Officer (BCO) a Missile Tracking Radar (MTR) tracked the missile and the computer constantly updated the intercept point even if the hostile aircraft performed evasive actions. Steering corrections were sent to the missile by the MTR. When the missile neared the intercept point a command signal was sent to the missile to explode. To measure the range to the target under jamming conditions the IFC was also equipped with a Target Ranging Radar (TRR). Some IFC’s were equipped with a high power acquisition radar (HIPAR) to augment the initial detecting range of hostile aircraft. For command and control the sites were linked with a digitally communication system (initial the AN/MSQ-18 system).

On the IFC the system was operated by a crew of about 9 operators under command of the BCO. Locking on to the target had to be done manually by varying the range, elevation and azimuth of the TTR. For this the LOPAR provided the rough initial azimuth and range. After a 'lock-on' the system could track the missile and target automatically However a manual tracking mode was available in case an automatic track could not be established. The firing of the missile was done manually by the BCO based on the rules of engagement. The crew on the LA, also under command of the BCO, was responsible for preparing and erecting the missile.

 

IFC Area 1974  Nike Hercules Missile Site  Delta 2-1- ADA -32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany.




 

 

 

 

 

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 IFC Radar  Area, Nike Hercules Missile Site  D Btry 2nd Bn 1st ADA 32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany.

IFC IFC Radar Area, Nike Hercules Missile Site  Delta 2-1- ADA -32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany.


 IFC Radar Area, Nike Hercules Missile Site  Delta 2-1- ADA -32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany.

IFC Area, Nike Hercules Missile Site  Delta 2-1- ADA -32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany.


 IFC Radar Area , Nike Hercules Missile Site D Btry 2nd Bn 1st ADA 32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany.

IFC Area, Nike Hercules Missile Site  Delta 2-1- ADA -32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany.


 IFC Radar Area, Nike Hercules Missile Site  D Btry 2nd Bn 1st ADA 32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany.
IFC Area, Nike Hercules Missile Site  Delta 2-1- ADA -32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany.

            DELTA 2 BN 1ST ADA 32 AADCOM IFC AREA


 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 Courtesy of John Schlosser IFC Radar Area

 

Courtesy of Everett Oliver 1974 IFC Radar Area

Top of the Rock

                              

                      IFC Radar Area Generator Shack, BC Vans, Ready Building                                                                                             

  Nike Hercules Missile Site  Delta 2-1- ADA -32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany.

View of Guard Shack and front gate IFC Radar Area

                                 Top OF THE Rock 

                


    Hipar Pad IFC Radar Area 

  

(HIPAR) to augment the initial detecting range of hostile aircraft. For command and control the sites were linked with a digitally communication system (initial the AN/MSQ-18 system).

 


  IFC Area, Nike Hercules Missile Site    Courtesy  of Everett Oliver


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IFC Radar Area, Nike Hercules Missile Site  Delta 2-1- ADA -32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany.


 

 

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