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Originally posted by Canada_EH
And I thought that walking into the wing of the F-104 was the worst thhing that could happen to ground crew yikes! That wing would of probably impaled people and the F-104 would slice them.
originally posted by: Shadowhawk
a reply to: cavtrooper7
I'm not really sure why this thread is being resurrected, but at least it gives me a chance to revisit one of my old posts. It turns out that I was mistaken about one thing. The Kingfish photos were not (repeat, NOT) taken at Area 51. I wish they were. No, the Kingfish model was tested on the EG&G RCS range at Indian Springs, Nevada. In September 1959, Kelly Johnson of Lockheed convinced EG&G to move its radar site to Area 51 because the Indian Springs facility was visible from Highway 95.
When Lockheed were awarded the contract in September 1959 and built a mockup of the A-12 design they refused for it to be tested by EG&G at the Grey Butte RCS facility (owned by McDonell-Douglas and in full view of the near-by highway), so later that month EG&G decided to build a new RCS facility on the west shore of Groom Dry Lake at Area 51.
originally posted by: TAGBOARD
a reply to: gariac
Point Bravo would put you in the vicinity of Creech.
originally posted by: krislhull
a reply to: TAGBOARD
So, I have a little looking into this, and I am wondering where Point Brave is? Is it the area to the north of 95, roughly 5 miles before you get to the prison?