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Pydna (missile base)

Coordinates: 50°02′38″N 7°25′32″E / 50.04389°N 7.42556°E / 50.04389; 7.42556
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Wüschheim Air Station with six Ready Storage Shelter (RSS) for Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL) with BGM-109G Ground Launched Cruise Missile
Matador missile at the entrance of Pydna during Nature One

Pydna is a former American missile base in Kastellaun, Germany named Wueschheim Air Station.

Nuclear-equipped MGM-1 Matador, MGM-13 Mace, MIM-14 Nike Hercules and BGM-109G Ground Launched Cruise Missiles were stationed here.

It now hosts Nature One, a famous open-air electronic music festival.

Festival facilities now use the same bunkers that were once home to 64 Ground-Launch Cruise Missiles (GLCM) (BGM-109), Tactical Nuclear Missiles, under the operational control of the 38th Tactical Missile Wing of the United States Air Force.


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50°02′38″N 7°25′32″E / 50.04389°N 7.42556°E / 50.04389; 7.42556