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Project Nike - OU045A

 Air Defense System

Hidden by  GOF

N 43° 01.240' W 79° 00.820' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 18 April 2012
 Date Created: 18 April 2012
 Last Modified: 27 April 2012
 Waypoint: OU045A


{{found}} 5 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
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3 x Rated
Rated as: Good
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Description   EN   

Originally proposed by Bell Laboratories in 1945 the Nike Project was a missle based air defense system. It was conceived and developed to defend against jet aircraft because it was becoming clear that gun based systems could not handle the threat of the faster, higher flying jet aircraft being developed. Over the approximately three decades that the system was active it was improved and broadened to include missile and even satellite defense.


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1 31 March 2015 Bon Echo Found it

Third stop on our drive between the Buffalo Museum of Science to Niagara Falls NY. After picking up our first two OCNA cache find (A guestbook cache and a virtual), we stopped off on Grand Island for two BIT caches. This the first of those. Wasn't sure if I was going to get to it, the ground looked very soggy, muddy, and wet. Glad I brought the rubber boots. At first I thought it might be missing, but nope, the bit is if good shape still after 3 years in place. Thanks GOF for the BIT, our first! Greetings from Hamilton, Ontario, the OCNA capital of Canada (well, at 10 caches and counting, I think it might just be - but I'm a bit biased).

1 13 July 2012 DudleyGrunt Found it

3421.  We've got NIKE sites around DC, too (of coure) and some caches set around, them.  Made the find quickly.

Thanks and Happy Trails!

1 30 April 2012 Mr.Yuck Found it

Passing over the Island to fix my own two Bit Caches along the River in Niagara Falls. Gof knows this, but do not try to hide clear taped bit caches in the rain. I changed the attachment method of both of them. One was still in place, but I found the other one on the ground 15 feet away. This was the only one of the 3 new Bit Caches on the Island I had time for, doing it after work at night. Drove way past it at first, but then circled around to the correct area, and found it pretty quickly. Made sure there were no ticks on me, and left. Tongue out TFTB.

1 28 April 2012 Rayman Found it

I had an idea of where this bit would be but left the exact location a mystery so as to be surprised as to which QR code I would find first. This was the one I spotted first. Lots of kids around when I arrived but by the time I got back to my car they were back inside.

1 28 April 2012 Cayuga Crew Found it