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    What is it...(near Tonopah Test Range)

    Near Tonopah Test Range Airport (TTR)

    in Nellis Air Force Range Area



    Nevada, USA




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    Default Blackbird/U-2 camera calibration target?

    My guess would be it's part of the Skunk Works story- test targets for the calibration of (probably) Blackbird recon cameras and/or INS/astronav suite. There are two further artificial designs just N (by W) and if you follow the straight track S (by E) a few miles there is a large rectangular grid pattern which would fit with spherical error testing.....Any better ideas?

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    Cool

    YER ITS A RECON TRAININ SITE OR A LITTLE NUKE TEST FAICILITY

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    @ thor-mx-07


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    Maybe this could be the place:


    This dramatic image shows the first GBU-28 test article milliseconds before impacting the test target at the Tonopah test range. The weapon buried itself so deep during this drop, that the USAF did not bother trying to dig it out.
    You search it, I will find it!

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