Photo AlbumNike Zeus and Anti-Ballistic Missiles Photo Archive includes 19 silver gelatin photos with U.S Army stamps to versos all in mylar sleeves. Nike Zeus was an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system developed by the US Army during the late 1950s and early 1960s that was designed to destroy incoming Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile warheads before they could hit their targets. It was designed by Bell Labs' Nike team, and was initially based on the earlier Nike Hercules anti-aircraft missile. This missile, however, would be greatly enlarged and given the tri-service identifier XLIM-49, mounting a 400 kiloton W50 warhead. In several successful tests, the B model proved itself able to intercept warheads, and even satellites. Original black board 3-ring binder with stenciled title on front cover reading, "Nike Zeus Display." Each photo measure 8 x 10 inches and the album measuring 10 x 11 inches. Images show the Nike Zeus rocket, ready for transport, or being worked on by military personnel. Also includes several close up images of certain parts and the power switch to launch the missile. Rubbing and some bumping to album cover, photos in very good condition. Overall very good condition and very scarce.