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Old 05-19-2017, 04:30 AM
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this was always one of my favorite Estes kits....I loved flying this rocket as a kid. I grew up outside of Philadelphia and there was an old Nike Ajax base in Newtown Pa. that was about 5 miles from my home...was converted into a park but the bunkers etc are still there.
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this was always one of my favorite Estes kits....I loved flying this rocket as a kid. I grew up outside of Philadelphia and there was an old Nike Ajax base in Newtown Pa. that was about 5 miles from my home...was converted into a park but the bunkers etc are still there.




Any old photos of the site or missiles kicking around?
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I don't have any old pictures...but I am attaching a link that discusses the old site

http://www.historicbuckscounty.org/richboro/nike/
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I don't have any old pictures...but I am attaching a link that discusses the old site

http://www.historicbuckscounty.org/richboro/nike/



Thanks, that was very informative.

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Old 05-19-2017, 05:13 PM
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the link shows a Nike base at Marlton NJ which is right down the road from my office...its hard to imagine what having operation Nike bases would be like now ....different times..but they literally ringed Philadelphia with these.

the Nike Ajax is one of those iconic Estes kits that I would love to see come back. I think I built at least 3 of these when I was younger. So many great memories from Estes...just a very special part of my childhood.
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