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sladys
04-27-2012, 11:16 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile31653/Twin-Testing-Ranges.htm>Twin Testing Ranges</a></b><br><br>These two testing ranges are almost identical in appearance.<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=112807/358588twins_150x102.jpg>

sladys
04-27-2012, 11:36 PM
They are indeed identical. They are replicas of the Soviet Air Force Base Jüterbog / Altes Lager in the former GDR.

From 1916 to 1945 ot was used by the German Luftwaffe. From 1945 to 1994 used by the Soviets using MIG 21 and 23, after 1994 it closed down as military aiport and today used as glider field.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flugplatz_Altes_Lager

The US Air Force made another replica of a WAPA (Warsaw Pact) airfield in the Nevada Test Range:

Air Force Base Altenburg, today Leipzig-Altenburg Airport.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leipzig-Altenburg_Airport

Replica in Nevada:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=13&ll=37.402346,-116.2393&spn=0.066137,0.11673&t=h