18.104.22.168 Bombing Ranges. Two spotting towers will be located a minimum of
4,000 ft (1219.2 m) from the target and approximately equally spaced from each
other and the control tower.
Rake Shacks (For Manual Scoring). Locate two rake shacks as shown
for spotting towers in Facility Plate No. 179-10, Sheet 5, for rocket bombing
Dive Bombing Range. Multi-target flight path is shown In Facility
Plate NO. 179-10, Sheet 11. See Facility Plate No. 179-10, Sheet 12, for dive
bombing range. The target for minimum altitude release is shown in Facility
Plate No. 179-10, Sheet 13.
Equipment. Criteria for equipping the control tower and spotting
towers are described in paras 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, and 188.8.131.52.
Communication. Provide two-way radio communication with aircraft.
telephone communication with the spotting towers, and telephone or radio
communication with the supporting station.
184.108.40.206 Plotting and Recording (For Manual Scoring) . Provide a dive-angle
"harp" to obtain data during dive-bombing exercises, a theodolite or target
rake for measuring the angular displacement of the bomb impact from the target
center, and a plotting board for marking impacts as they are called in from
the spotting towers. Equip each spotting tower with a target rake and a
telephone for reporting to the main control tower.
Electronic Scoring. Refer to High-Altitude Level-Bombing Range for
equipment for a WISS instrumentation range.
Loft-bombing. Loft Bombing enables a pilot to release a bomb
in such a manner as to loft it, thus gaining time for the aircraft to escape
from the impact area at low altitude. The loft-bombing range is highly
Instrumented for practice bombing with simulated nuclear weapons and other
conventional weapons. The loft-bombing range provides training in self-
protection against nuclear-weapon effects (and special conventional weapons),
detection, and retaliatory ground fire. This facility is used for training in
the low-level delivery of special weapons, end is to include loft, toss, and
over-the-shoulder techniques. See Facility Plate No. 179-10, Sheet 14, for
The loft-bombing range comprises an extensive area.
220.127.116.11 Restricted Airspace. The restricted airspace includes a five rile
radius from target center, from surface to 24,000 ft (7315.21 ) above target,
and multiple approach corridors extending 25 mi (40 hr) from target center. A
6 mi (9.66 km) width is required when alternate left or right escape maneuvers
us performed. Clearance above the corridors is 3,000 ft (914.4 m) for the