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Offline Tommy

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Woomera CRV-7 Mirage Trial
« on: March 24, 2015, 09:29:58 PM »
Not Land Rover per se but interesting none the less. The trial did involve at least one S2A army FFT as a target.

In 1989 the RAAF trialed the Canadian CRV-7 air to ground rocket system at the Woomera range. Must have been successful as it is still in use today on the F-18.

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Re: Woomera CRV-7 Mirage Trial
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2015, 06:10:35 AM »
Great photos Tommy

Spent a lot of my younger working career working at woomera, unique town

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Re: Woomera CRV-7 Mirage Trial
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2015, 10:23:18 AM »
Poor FFT. Here is a low res map of "The Woomera Ranges".
Perhaps it was hush then, but 50 years have gone by... Notice the North orientation. Why slant a map like that?

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Re: Woomera CRV-7 Mirage Trial
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2015, 01:11:33 PM »
Hi there

That is were theses two units worked in 1958 to 1971



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Re: Woomera CRV-7 Mirage Trial
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2015, 01:16:59 PM »
Perhaps the map is oriented to grid north and the indicated north is true north?

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Poor FFT. Here is a low res map of "The Woomera Ranges".
Perhaps it was hush then, but 50 years have gone by... Notice the North orientation. Why slant a map like that?
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Re: Woomera CRV-7 Mirage Trial
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2015, 09:28:53 PM »
Don't know but grid, true and magnetic north would not vary by that much.
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Re: Woomera CRV-7 Mirage Trial
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2015, 09:32:30 PM »
Poor FFT. Here is a low res map of "The Woomera Ranges".
Perhaps it was hush then, but 50 years have gone by... Notice the North orientation. Why slant a map like that?

If you look of the inset map of the airfield, it would appear that the main map is orientated to allow both to fit together.

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Re: Woomera CRV-7 Mirage Trial
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2015, 12:36:43 AM »
That orientation would be difficult to work with until you were used to it my mind always puts Grid, True and mag north at the top of the map. Generally less than 10 full degrees between them :o
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Re: Woomera CRV-7 Mirage Trial
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2015, 09:06:34 PM »
notice that the center line of the range runs horizontal, it is regularly marked by tracking points heading to WA