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8 hours ago, CommandT said:

Anyone know of any real life Bombing Ranges in Cyprus? There's meant to be one 8km south of Laranca but I can't find it. 

Cheers! 

Bunch of danger area's south of Cyprus is mainly it I believe.

 

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8 hours ago, CommandT said:

Do we have them on the cyprus map? 

Those danger areas? They're above water, so yes. I'm not sure what you would expect 😅 Not aware of any on-land ones and if there is, Ugra has to model them also.

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1 hour ago, ArjenHVA said:

Those danger areas? They're above water, so yes. I'm not sure what you would expect 😅 Not aware of any on-land ones and if there is, Ugra has to model them also.

Ha! No! I meant the bombing ranges 

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Hello

has someone found an alternative area? Or more information about the former bomb area? 

 

It is designed for light weapons but maybe an alternative? 

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vor einer Stunde schrieb Cyking:

As far as I know,  there was a bombing range at Grid VE91. 

 

But nothing to see on Google. 

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Hello Cyking , 

 

I also find no evidence of any impacts or anything. Where did you get the card from? 

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4 hours ago, Cyking said:

As far as I know,  there was a bombing range at Grid VE91. 

 

But nothing to see on Google. 

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+1 how did you get this chart?

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On 6/16/2021 at 11:26 PM, ArjenHVA said:

Bunch of danger area's south of Cyprus is mainly it I believe.

 

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These danger areas was where the RAF carried out air to air gunnery exercises but since Akrotiri has been the centre of the RAF operations in Syria for a few years now those exercises are long gone.  I checked the Cyprus AIP and there are no on land bombing ranges.

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16 minutes ago, Specter said:

These danger areas was where the RAF carried out air to air gunnery exercises but since Akrotiri has been the centre of the RAF operations in Syria for a few years now those exercises are long gone.  I checked the Cyprus AIP and there are no on land bombing ranges.

Yes I got it from there as well. LCD46 has the most activity with IAF fighters. LCD47 is very occasionally active for NATO AWACS. USAF UAV operations and Russian Navy missile launches are by NOTAM off Latakia. 

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As far as I am aware, Armament Practice camps were regularly held at Akrotiri but mainly air to air gunnery with either towed targets or sometimes hawks used as enemy threats. Also we also had a gunnery range out in the North Sea for air to ground practice, I am guessing targets would be floated out to these danger areas around Cyprus to be shot up. I have read a few accounts in regards to these ranges in either Lightning Boys 1 or 2 as well as Phantom Boys. 

 

In one incident a Lightning makes a dive attack on a target and after firing his guns finds out that the controls don't respond as advertised, He evertually makes it back to Gutersloh I think to reveal that the parachute cloth that was used to capture the shells hadn't been installed leaving them to ping about freely down the fuselage jamming the elevators!

 

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