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MIL-HDBK-1027/3B Target.  The target proper shall be located at the center of the
surface impact and shall be placed 1,200 ft (365.7 a) behind the foul line and
on its perpendicular bisector.
Run-in Line. The run-in line shall be marked between the foul line
and the target by placing a 2 ft wide (0.61 an stripe on the ground along the
perpendicular bisector.  The stripe may be broken with alternate 100 ft
(30.48 m) lines and 50 ft (15.2 m) spaces.
Control Tower. The control tower shall be situated so that
unobstructed vision of the target area and of the aircraft using the range is
assured.  The tower floor shall be at least 15 ft (4.57 m) above the ground
and shall provide adequate weather protection for operating personnel and
equipment.  Provide the control tower with a water supply system, sanitary
facilities and storage space for maintenance equipment. Air Conditioning may
be necessary for equipment, if not for human comfort. Locate the tower
1,000 ft (304.8 m) from, and on a line perpendicular to, the run-in line. The
perpendicular line will be located 1,200 ft (366 m) ahead of the target.
Equipment. The control tower shall be equipped for two-way radio
communication with aircraft and with telephone or radio communication with the
supporting station, and shall house the recording portion of the remote
scoring device so that information regarding hits can be relayed to the pilot.
High-Altitude Level- Bombing Range.  The high-altitude level-bombing
range provides facilities for pinpoint bombing at altitudes up to
approximately 50,000 ft (15 240 m) in level flight, with or without altitude
maneuvering devices.
Site. The high-altitude level-bombing range shall comprise a
restricted area having a minimum radius of 5 mi (8.05 km) and a central
surface impact area with a radius of 3 mi (4.8 km).
Targets.  Criteria for designing targets are described in paras. through Aiming Point.  Locate the aiming point to provide a line of sight
from an aircraft 10 mi (16.09 km) away, approaching at an altitude of
50,000 ft (15 240 m). Pyramids.  Provide and locate mobile radar-reflective pyramids for
offset-bombing exercises at established geographic positions as required by
local range operations.  Clear Area.  Provide a clear area having a radius of 1,500 ft
(457.2 a) with the aiming point as its center. The area shall be free from
vegetation and topographic features that can obstruct visibility from the
control tower and from spotting towers.


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