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Odd-looking Military Aircraft in the Alaskan Wilderness

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posted on Dec, 15 2013 @ 11:45 AM
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Just like RAF Spadeadam in Cumbria.The largest RAF base in the UK with an airfield with aircraft parked in dispersals and I think there's even been one waiting at the end of the runway to take off for the last 20 years or so (it might be a Mig of some type?).But as far as I'm aware this airfield has never seen any actual take offs or landings by fixed wing aircraft.

Edit...........found some photos.........



edit on 15-12-2013 by Imagewerx because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 15 2013 @ 12:30 PM
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Those jets look a lot like Electric Lightnings, from 1950 - 1960.

The airstrip looks like it's seen better days too.

Wonder why those old jets are still there and not in a museum somewhere...target practice maybe?



posted on Dec, 15 2013 @ 12:49 PM
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Actually not Migs or Lightnings but Dassault Mystere 4s.The Russians were invited to the party though as there are a few Su-22s there as well.




It was primarily a missile test site,including the famous Blue Streak missiles and is only a stones throw away from the Solway Firth and the site of the even more famous Templeton family photos.




The purpose of the fake airfield and decoys was a practice target for NATO combat air crews.



posted on Dec, 15 2013 @ 02:13 PM
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I was told that those are old F-4's from the Ak A.N.G. They are no longer used and it has been way cheaper just to let them sit. It is Alaska after all. Lots of space for the U.S. Gov. to waste.



posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 04:30 PM
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I was doing some research for an upcoming job and ran across this on bing maps. They have updated the image. The site now has what looks like a full air defense system. There are also what looks like a couple of white vans working on a couple of the off alert planes and I think a "new" control tower. The tower is decorated to not look like a modern control tower but the shadows make it look like its taller than the trees.

Alert craft: 64.040677, -146.370839

air defense installation: 46.011370, -146.204070

New tower: 64.032814, -146.387554

landing pad @ container farm?: 63.980754, -146.357347

containers stacked to hide something: 64.022492, -146.254293

Portable coms tower for 2way radios: 64.021227, -146.253280

Portable coms tower for 2way radios: 64.047990, -146.322961
they are forming a mesh network.

As you look around toggle between the aerial view and birds eye view. The different images show even more improvements.

Got to love our government.



posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 04:54 PM
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zorgon
So call up the base and ask for Air Force Photographer Laura and see if you can get the pictures


You have to wonder about her quickly jumping into the fray.
Frankly, I don't believe her story. Which is not to say that something really big is going on there merely something they don't want to discuss and quickly worked to squelch.



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 04:24 PM
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I did some more looking around and again on bing maps I found what looks like three openings for underground complex entrances.

tunnel entrances 64.001133, -146.415466



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 06:27 AM
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These targets lie on the edge of the Oklahoma Impact Area.
JPARC


JPARC Proposals.



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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 06:52 PM
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Is this Blair Lakes Bombing Range reply to: ajsr71



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 08:08 AM
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NO Blair Lakes is up to the North West of Sullivan Airstrip.a reply to: jkeen579

If these aircraft and the airfield is so secret why go to the effort of trying to conceal
things then paint the top of the Hangars(?) White.

I did email the JPARC
and this was the reply Mr. Johnson,

Thanks for your inquiry. The targets are made out of basic building materials that replicate generic aircraft on a simulated airfield that is used for training. Attached is a photo.

Alaskan Command Public Affairs


edit on 30-4-2015 by ajsr71 because: new picture



posted on May, 1 2015 @ 07:52 PM
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Dummy aircraft, buildings, structures made from shipping containers, for training purposes.
Almost identical to numerous site at the NTTR.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 08:35 AM
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I know this is an old topic, forgive me, I joined just to post on this. Read the whole thread and had a couple things I thought I might add... to this long dead topic. sorry again.

1. Mystery plane with blue stripe seen at the Anchorage airport is a Shared Services plane leased by oil companies that operate on the north slope. It is used to take slope workers to and from work. They also have their own gate if I remember correctly.

2. Tundra was mentioned as a reason planes would not be able to sit on the ground in the summer. While that is true the site is also right next to a river, many rivers are surrounded by gravel bars that can extend quite far even if covered by a few feet of sloppy soil. When you get farther away from the river that gravel gives way to the tundra which is a significant barrier to unwanted travel. I'm currently sitting 30 miles away from a road (in a town built next to a river) and I wont be able to access that road until the ground freezes and a winter trail is built.

3. Improved surfaces that don't look like improved surfaces do exist. Being on a gravel deposit left by a river we have a lot of fine dust on the roads. A couple of years ago I looked into dust control, I found that there were a number of binders that would basically glue the top of a loose surface together. Looked into this a little further and found a list of various products, 2 of those were listed as being tested on Fairbanks military bases. I have seen examples of a similar product in use and it sets up amazingly hard.

Anyway there are my 3 cents! I'm always looking for things of this nature to occupy my time at work and really appreciate finding a place where people can have totally different views on a topic and treat each other with some respect wile looking for facts on interesting topics. I might stick around...






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