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posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 10:35 AM
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hi there,


can somebody please help me out as i cant find out what this base is :


34 48 30 36 N 117 17 40 25 W


it is located norh of George AFB.which is quite strange itself......look at those building shapes !!!!

it looks v strange plus if you go north there is another strange place


thanks




posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 10:54 AM
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What you are looking at is the Lockheed Martin Helendale RCS Evaluation Range.

Basically its a very smooth and flat strip of concrete and at the end there is an underground bunker with a pair of doors that open in the ceiling. An RCS prototype is raised out of the bunker on a pylon and the radar returns are measured.

If you ahng around long enough you might get to see an interesting aircraft shape etc.

INTERESTING FACT: The concrete strip at Helendale is so flat it has actually been corrected to rule out the curvature of the earth.



posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 10:56 AM
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The most useful and interesting resource on this and other RCS ranges is Tom Mahoods bluefire website.

Check out his page on Helendale here.



posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 11:45 AM
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Thanks GFAD....nice answer as always


seems we are quite close to each other i too am up north in the UK.

snoopyuk



posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 10:00 PM
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snoopyuk...photodw.com



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