Message posted by Peter Merlin (Member since 11/13/2003) on October 28, 2021 at 9:27:49 PST:
This airfield was built in the early 1940s as Muroc Flight Test Base. It was the site of early U.S. testing of jets and unmanned aerial vehicles. It was at the time extremely remote from Muroc Army Airfield, which was near the south end of the Rogers Dry lake. The lakebed itself was bisected by a railroad track, so Muroc FTB was quite isolated from Muroc AAF. Following World War II, both airfields were consolidated in what eventually became Muroc Air Force Base (and later, Edwards AFB). The large, Main Base complex was constructed in the early 1950s and the two outlying fields became auxiliary airstrips.
In Reply to: Re: New: Aerial photos of Edwards AFB North Base posted by Peter on October 27, 2021 at 17:59:52 PST:
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