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To: Kathy in Alaska; mylife

Ah, yes, China Lake. I did a couple of rotations at their neighbor to the south, the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin.

On one trip, I was privileged to be able to watch a Tomahawk demo. They fired the missile from China Lake, and we watched the video feed all the way to target impact on a dummy communications installation in the area of Catalina Island.

The video cam was about the size of a toilet paper roll and was mounted on one of the rear fins of the missile.


39 posted on 03/12/2012 8:22:03 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can (still) see Mexico from my back porch. You will, too, soon.)
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To: HiJinx

I did Force XXI war games at Ft Irwin but have never been to China lake.


41 posted on 03/12/2012 8:38:50 PM PDT by mylife
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To: HiJinx; mylife

Good evening, HJ and my...((HUGS))...that must have been quite the “video”. It’s 26 miles across the water....and then however many miles it is from China Lake to the coast.


45 posted on 03/12/2012 9:06:03 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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