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 Denmark during the Cold War

 The Stevns Fort

 HAWK, Hoejerup

 HAWK,  Stevns  Fort

 NIKE,  Sigerslev

 The Stevns Fort Museum

 To Stevns start


 Other history sites:

 The Langelands Fort

 The Bangsbo Fort

 The  Fortifications of
 Copenhagen

 The Danish-Prussian Wars

 Fortress-scandinavia


 





















































































































































































 

 
The Armed Forces at the Danish Peninsula Stevns during the Cold War
The HAWK battery, Hoejerup
Danish Air Defence group
Squadron 543

 


 

  In 1963 Denmark, like other NATO countries, was offered four HAWK missile batteries from the U.S. in addition to the four NIKE missile batteries already received.
These Hawk batteries were placed in connection with the NIKE system. They were stationed in a ring around Copenhagen to protect
the capitol
against air strikes from low altitude.

In 1965 the HAWK Squadron 543 was mounted on Stevns at the Hoejerup lighthouse.
 




                                                          The Stevns positions
 
 
 The launching area was composed of 2 launcher sections, a radar section and a command section.
         

                                                                                                 
The radar components
 

               The Hoejerup site
      
        IHPIR
 
  
        IROR
 
  
            ICWAR
 

          IPAR

    IBCC
     
IFF in IPCP/ICC interior

 

 
  The launch area is build just
beside the Hoejerup lighthouse.

 Inside the guard and main gate,you are in the  maintainance area. A road to the right lead to til launch area passing the command
 building.
 To the left you will find the maintainance buldings, the power station and a road to some missile storing facilities. Opposit the Guard
 house, there is an defense position with flanking fire. It is build of old sleepers.
 

 
           The main entrance

                      Store

             The barracks
 
            The Guard house

             Defence position

      

 Behind the powerstation there is a road leading to a storing facility for different materiel. Loaders, radartrailers and so on. Still  there
 are marks on the surface for the support. The walls are to prevent eksplosions to spread.

 
   The road to the loader area

              The loader area

 

 Back to the maitainance area, there are several buildings.

 
            Power Station

 
     
 Generator and maintance building

   Sign on the door

 Along with the baracks, you pass anchors for the radio-antenna, and the stairs to the radar area. The stairs leads to the IPAR and
 IROR stand.  There is also the main power board for the radio and the radars.

 
 One of the Antenna anchors

Stairs to the IPAR and the IROR

Power table. The letter "I" stands
for Improved.
ex. ICWAR is an improved CWAR.

  Passing the the stairs and the barracks, the road leads to the launcher area. Halfway to the launcher area, the road splits.

 

 To the left it leads to IBCC, the ICWAR and the IHPIR B

 
    To ICWAR and IHPIR B

       ICWAR and IHPIR B

 Power board

  Along the road to ICWAR and HPIR B passing the IBCC, the road splits. To the right the road leads to the  IROR and the IPAR.

 
   The IROR from launch area

              IThe ROR Stand

               The IPAR stand

 The road to the right leads to the HPIR A.

   
The Road from IHPIR B to IHPIR A

                  IHPIR A

       Power board

View to launch area from HPIR B

 There was a maintainance  building in each section.

                            
                                         

 

 Generator building launch Section B
 
   Launcher Power board
              section B
 
  
  
 
Each launcher area had a
           command post.

                    Launch Section B

The Controllers seat in the control post B

  To day, the former Launch Area is public property - peacefull and well kept.

 
   View from Launcher section B to A
 

         Launch area. Missile stand
 

          Another angle section B to A