View Full Version : A Nike missile destroys a B-17 bomber

03-22-2016, 00:39
This is quite an interesting video clip. It shows a test interception of a radio controlled B-17 bomber by a Nike missile.


03-22-2016, 01:40
ive seen this video way too many times. almost makes me cry :cry:

03-22-2016, 04:05
The narration clearly states they are to shoot down a B-29 but just as clearly shows a B-17. Curious...... ;-)

Franco Lucchini
03-22-2016, 08:25
Remote controlled B-17s were used profusely for air defense testing and data collection at the Bikini Atoll post-war.

03-22-2016, 12:13
Maybe if the Wasserfall had been better developed :erk:

john snelling
04-07-2016, 09:59
I use to live 2 miles from a Nike site. The good ole early 60's. Nuclear bomb drills in school. Everyone in the center hallway in a turtle position.