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Bravo-20. The B-20 target range is located in the northeastern section of the Carson Sink and lies within the Lone Rock NSAWC working area. Lone Rock, an igneous rock formation approximately 140 feet tall, is the center of this target area. The B-20 area is 31 nm north-northeast of NAS Fallon at an elevation of 4,040 feet at Lone Rock. The adjacent flats are at 3,890 feet above MSL. Drainage in the area surrounding this range is very poor, often leading to extensive areas of shallow surface water surrounding many of the target sites after heavy rains. The Light Inert Impact Areas within B-20 include: • Two conventional bull’s-eye targets with night lighting and WISS scoring • Laser evaluation capabilities • A laser-guided bomb target • Two strafe targets • A submarine target • A broadcasting facility • A radar van target • Area 52, a simulated Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) facility The Heavy Inert Impact Area within B-20 consists of an industrial site comprised of 22 large metal targets of various geometric designs. Adjacent to the Heavy Inert Impact Area is the Live Impact Area, which includes the Lone Rock target within an alkali flat, and the Hellfire target, a single, light-armored vehicle target. The primary ordnance jettison area at Fallon is the B-20 HE impact area. The five Laser Target Areas (LTAs) aboard B-20 include the Live Impact Area, a submarine target, a laser-guided bull, and the North and South Conventional Bull targets. Delivery of inert Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) is only authorized within the boundaries of the B-20 target range. The only authorized target for practice JDAM expenditure is the radar van target (B-20-12), which includes Sheridan Tank-1, Sheridan Tank-2, Sheridan Tank-3, and the Tactical Fuel Truck. The targets within B-20 accommodate expenditure of MK-76/BDU-33, MK-106, BDU-48, LGTR, 2.75 FFAR (practice), LUU-2 Paraflares, BDU-45, .20mm TP, .25mm TP, 30mm TP, 7.62mm, .50 cal (no HEI), 5.0 Zuni (practice), MK-80 series (live and practice LGB), MK-77 (Napalm), JDAM, and AGM-114 (Hellfire).
They use wood, to see how the bombs will react with different types of structures.
Originally posted by grayeagle
reply to post by JJRichey
The website declares there are 22 metal targets. If these 3 large intricate composite objects are what they are talking about, there appear to be a lot more than that number. An old tank or two, or misc. equipment I can understand as targets for practice but these objects which have been there since at least 5/2006 appear to be pristine with no damage or disorder.
If I were the military and wanted to keep a bombing range off limits and secure why would I describe in detail the targets and uses of the various ranges on a web site? Is Homeland Security that comfortable with that amount of information available to the public?
...You can see the tire tracks of the equipment that brought the items to their position and arranged them in this particular manner. It is the pinpoint placement and unusual appearance that have peaked my curiosity. Any ideas what it may be?
Here are the glyphs from Google Earth.
originally posted by: grayeagle
I know there has been a previous thread about this topic but I believe it deserves a second look out of curiosity. I am making absolutely no claims other than it is on a Naval Air Station bombing range near Fallon, Nevada. You can see the tire tracks of the equipment that brought the items to their position and arranged them in this particular manner. It is the pinpoint placement and unusual appearance that have peaked my curiosity. Any ideas what it may be?
Here are the glyphs from Google Earth.
North West Corner
39 52.7656 N 118 23.9796 W
North East Corner
39 52.7654 N 118 23.8114 W
South West Corner
39 52.6009 N 118 23.9800 W
South East Corner
39 52.6006 N 118 23.8119 W