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Mururoa, former French nuclear-test place

Mururoa, former French nuclear-test place

For further information, please read the Wikipedia article. Whatever, the place is closed since 1996.
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Bombing Area

Bombing Area

This is a Navy bombing area in northwest Nevada.
Rating of 3.66666666611/09/20081,942Google Earth Logo
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Huge Artillery

Huge Artillery

A big cannon at the Royal Artillery Barracks, London, UK.
No rating yet05/12/20081,221Google Earth Logo
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Artillery, Tynemouth, UK

Artillery, Tynemouth, UK

A big coastal artillery in Tynemouth, UK.
No rating yet05/12/2008407Google Earth Logo
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US ICBM Sites

US ICBM Sites

This is a set of placemarks densely packed with information about the US ICBM locations scattered around the country. Included is information about the current status of the silo, what missiles are contained there or used to be contained there. Also included are other information such as silos that have had accidents or are up for sale as a home.
Rating of 505/09/20086,389Google Earth Logo
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Johnston Island - Atomic Test Facility

Johnston Island - Atomic Test Facility

Johnston Atoll is a 2.8 km▓ atoll in the North Pacific Ocean at 16░45′ N 169░30′ W, about one-third of the way from Hawai'i to the Marshall Islands. Johnston Island and Sand Island are natural islands, which have been expanded by coral dredging. North Island (Akau) and East Island (Hikina) are artificial islands formed from coral dredging.

Johnston is an unincorporat...
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Danish Naval Operation  (SOK) Bunker

Danish Naval Operation (SOK) Bunker

This is the site of the danish operation bunker and is located in the forest of Marselisborg south of Aarhus.

From here the waters around Denmark is controlled by the danish navy and all rescue opeations with the danish Navy Homeguard, Airforce and Navy as support.

The giant antenna is a landmark and some call it the clothes-drier because of it's shape
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NATO HQ underground entrance

NATO HQ underground entrance

High security underground entrance to the NATO HQ in Northwood, Herts, just outside London.

This base runs many levels down and is in the suburbs!
Rating of 2.504/02/20081,048Google Earth Logo
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unidentified stuff

unidentified stuff

You will enjoy trying to identify these things. Everything here is strange.
Rating of 3.66666666603/25/20084,326Google Earth Logo
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Blurred military base in Novi Sad

Blurred military base in Novi Sad

Blurred military base in Novi Sad
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Horizon radar system used to monitor Soviet in Orford, Norfolk UK

Horizon radar system used to monitor Soviet in Orford, Norfolk UK

Cobra Mist was part of an over the horizon radar system used to monitor Soviet (and possibly Chinese) activities during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The system had noise problems and was decommissioned in 1973. The BBC World Service now transmits from the site.

Even if we entertain the notion that no extraterrestrial spacecraft is concealed at Orford Ness, the area is still of...
Rating of 4.33333333301/18/20081,197Google Earth Logo
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SAS HQ

SAS HQ

The Headquarters Of The Special Air Service.
Rating of 511/20/20071,822Google Earth Logo
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Brikby - a military training village

Brikby - a military training village

This is Brikby used by the by the danish forces training in city combat. Also foreign forces have been training her, among them are the forces of the Baltic countries and also the Ukraine.
No rating yet10/21/20071,412Google Earth Logo
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Chemring Countermeasures pyrotechnics factory at High Post

Chemring Countermeasures pyrotechnics factory at High Post

The Chemring factory (formerly known as Pains Wessex) manufactures and tests the chaff and decoys used to avoid attack by, for example, heat-seeking missiles. According to its own website, the Chemring facility is a world leader in threat weapon systems and missile countermeasures solutions. It specialises in the design, manufacture and worldwide distribution of a comprehensive range of RF (Rad...
No rating yet09/26/2007379Google Earth Logo
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FIBUA Copehill Down

FIBUA Copehill Down

Copehill Down is a UK Ministry of Defence training facility located on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England. It is a 'FIBUA' (Fighting In Built Up Areas) training centre where exercises and tests are conducted.
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FIBUA Eastmere

FIBUA Eastmere

Eastmere village is not the biggest purpose built FIBUA village that the British army have but is the most highly used by the British Army.
The Village itself comprises of 22 purpose built houses of which we will have access to 17 of them.
Within the village boundaries you have a lot of natural features including, wooded areas and undulating terrain along with quite a lot of manma...
No rating yet09/25/2007684Google Earth Logo
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GCHQ Blakehill Farm

GCHQ Blakehill Farm

After WWII, GCHQ set up an "experimental radio station", a top secret research facility, on the site of the RAF's wartime airfield at Blakehill Farm, Cricklade near Swindon, Wiltshire (pictured further below in a Pilot's Eye View, from my regular expert contributor). It was not too far away from GCHQ's new post-war HQ in Cheltenham. It consisted of huge communications masts arranged in mysterio...
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unidentified

unidentified

there are three things that look like runways here. Look close there not runways. Can anyone help identify these? They look as if they lead underground. Each one has some kind of object near it. Anyone know what this object is? Help identify this area please.
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Hawthorne Army Depot

Hawthorne Army Depot

The largest ammunition storage site in the world
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German Paratrooper School Altenstadt

German Paratrooper School Altenstadt

Here is the base for all german paratrooper. It calls LLTS. You can see many of details. The airfield, dropzone and the tower for the training on ground.
No rating yet09/04/2007386Google Earth Logo
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New Mexico Bombing Ranges and Targets

New Mexico Bombing Ranges and Targets

The New Mexico figures were constructed as targets on precision bombing ranges attached to Army Air Corps training fields located at Albuquerque, Clovis, Deming, Carlsbad, Hobbs, and Roswell.
No rating yet08/23/20071,624Google Earth Logo
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Colombian Army weapons range

Colombian Army weapons range

You can see the aligned targets in one side and the plain surface between them and the sector where soldiers laid down. Colombian Army Cavalry School.
No rating yet08/23/2007604Google Earth Logo
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Pontrilas Army Training Area (PATA)

Pontrilas Army Training Area (PATA)

Aerial view of the SAS Counter-Terrorism (CT) trainer unit at Pontrilas

The area, north of the village of Pontrilas in Herefordshire, close to the Welsh border, seems to be a former munitions depot, judging by the (dismantled) train line system, just west of the training area's main gate, near the village of Ewyas Harold.

The old disused munitions train line syst...
No rating yet07/26/20071,264Google Earth Logo
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Padworth Common GPSS fuel storage

Padworth Common GPSS fuel storage

The UK is covered by several underground fuel pipeline networks, including the Government Pipeline & Storage System. The GPSS supplies all fuels to the UK and US military in the UK. The two main depots involved in the storage and supply of these fuels are at West Moors near Wimbourne in Dorset and Padworth Common between the Aldermaston and Burghfield nuclear warhead factories. Fuel is stored i...
No rating yet07/04/2007465Google Earth Logo
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Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center

Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center

This is the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center located in south central Indiana mostly in Crane Indiana. It is a large facility that works on everything to do with anything to do with Naval Surface Warfare ammunition. Including building, loading, testing and other things. The placemark is located at the Bloomington Indiana entrance. My wifes aunt worked there for many years and my son applied f...
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