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Location DB > United States > Alaska > Fairbanks > Nike Missile Base [Site Peter "Pacman's Demise"]
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Nike Missile Base [Site Peter "Pacman's Demise"]
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 Database Info
created by AKphill on 5/5/2009 5:36 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/24/2016 7:07 PM
 Viewability
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 Overview
 Description
A former missile base containing two main areas. The Integrated Fire Control has been demolished except for the "Pacman" clamshell radar units, which are slowly falling apart, hence the nickname. The launch facility contains a few buildings and two large bunkers whose lower levels have been sealed off with steel plates.
 Basic Information
Type: Missile Base
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address

Fairbanks, Alaska
United States
Owner: U.S. Army Alaska
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    The HIPAR array contains a few rooms and provides an amazing 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains.
     Security Measures
  • welded doors
  • occasional military training
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1959
    Closed: 1971
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    One of five NIKE Hercules batteries built to protect Fairbanks from Soviet bombers during the Cold War. Site Peter was also one of the only two installations in the nation to hold live-fire practice launches, the other being Site Summit in Anchorage.
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     Future Plans
    Most likely nothing.
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     Photo Galleries
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    Remnants of History.
    Tue, May 5th, 2009
    posted by AKphill
    21 pictures
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    Radar closeups
    Tue, Sep 22nd, 2009
    posted by scourge
    14 pictures


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     Web Links
    http://home.att.ne...ter/SitePETER.html

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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/24/2016 7:08 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 24 16 at 19:08, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 24 16 at 19:07, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name
  • on Sep 23 09 at 1:20, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 22 09 at 18:56, scourge updated gallery Radar closeups
  • on Sep 22 09 at 18:55, scourge updated gallery picture IMG_0105.JPG
  • on Sep 22 09 at 18:54, scourge updated gallery picture IMG_0103.JPG
  • on Sep 22 09 at 18:54, scourge updated gallery picture IMG_0096(1).JPG
  • on Sep 22 09 at 18:54, scourge updated gallery picture IMG_0094.JPG
  • on Sep 22 09 at 18:54, scourge updated gallery picture IMG_0092.JPG
  • on Sep 22 09 at 18:54, scourge updated gallery picture IMG_0089.JPG
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