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Reconstruction of Groom
Lake Air Force Base (Area 51), USA
A 3D Reconstruction of Groom Lake Air Force Base
for Microsoft Flight Simulator FS2000 and FS2002 (Download available
by Jamie Al-Nasir
Top Secret Groom Lake Air Force Base (aka Area 51 or Dreamland) is
75 Miles Northwest of Las Vegas. Previously the US Government denied
its existance. The base was originally built in the 50s for
Lockheed's Military aircraft prototyping applications, since then it
has grown exponentially.
It has been used in this way for Stealth technologies such as the
F-117, SR-71 and U2 (See Area
51 Layout Diagram
Highly accurate version is based on recent 1 Meter (3.2 Ft)
Satellite Imagery and Data (aquired from the Russian Aviation
and Space Agency), It features a complex layout including a 32
acre munitions storage facility, Bunkers, Tanks, Burn pits,
Large Runways (32L extends onto the dried up lake totaling
includes Lockheed's large hangars as well as Hangar 18, capable of
housing aircraft with a wingspan of upto 235 feet. Area 51 is also
known to house TEMPEST certified Intelligence and cryptological
vaults (Buildings capable of supressing Electro Magnetic Radiation).
base has also been thought of as a Government storage faciliy
for UFOs! - Whilst this maybe unlikely the shear scale and
Technology in-use at the base is truly amazing.
Area 51 Schematic Diag.
DIAGRAM NOT TO SCALE
By Jamie Al-Nasir
has been placed on Layout, Positioning and correct sizing of Aprons,
Taxiway networks and buildings, so colouring and appearance of the
buildings may differ from the actual base.
This first version excludes roads leading into the base,
recreational facilities (such as baseball Diamond and Tennis court)
and a few other buildings present on the real site.
of Main Facilities (Refer to LayoutDiagram Below)
Tank Farm (Fuel) - Storage tanks capable of holding
1,320,000 gallons of JP-7 fuel (20 Acre site).
Tank Farm (Water) - Storage tanks that serve the base with a
30-36,000 gallon capacity.
Asphalt Mixing Facilities - A preparation and mixing Plant to
support the construction of the new runway (33R). At least 474,000
yards or 97 acres of asphalt was laid for the new runway and
Lockheed Hangars - There is almost 300,000 square feet of
hangar space at Groom Lake (in total). These ones are used by
Recieving Area - Securing the incoming Road that serves the
base is achieved by this area, which handles supplies to the base.
Also provides a large storage facility.
Dormitories - These rows of buildings House the Personell.
Munitions Facilities and Bunkers - Thought to be part of the
Stealth Fighter Weapons programme provides weapons storage and
testing facilities. (32 Acre site)
Burn Pit - Toxic waste burn pit, used to dispose of Chemicals
Extended Runway - This older feature of the base extends onto
the dried-up lake bed of Groom Lake.
Runway 33L/15R - This is the older Runway that is extended
onto the lake (see above).
Runway 33R/15L - This is the newly built Runway.
Hangar 18 - Capable of housing aircraft with a wingspan of up
to 235 feet.
Aids (Fictional for Flight Simulator)
Please note all NavAids for this Air Force Base are
fictional, and it is highly
likely that they are using UHF (Ultra High Frequency) Band (in GHz)
as opposed to VHF (Very High Frequency) Band (in MHz) as it has a
far shorter range and higher signal quality. They may also encrypt
the signal using some means of Transponder. They may even use other
technology. MS Flight Simulator only supports VHF Com/Nav Radios.
article on GPS, NDB and VOR Comparison (NavAids) ).
ILS Runway 33L/15R X33L = 110.10 ; X15R = 110.20 (16Km Range)
ILS Runway 33R/15L X33R = 110.30 ; X15L = 110.40 (16Km Range)
VOR VX = 108.80 (20Km Range) (DME and VORTAC)
For ILS Landing on Extended part of 33L (ILS Approach on 110.20
- i.e you wish to land on the extension (Concrete built on Dried up
lake bed), then you must Fly as a normal ILS approach on X15R but
approximately one notch below the Glideslope!
Now FS2K (FS2000) Version(200Kb).
Now FS2K2 (FS2002) Version(242Kb).