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131. It was named for a French engineer who was killed in a missile explosion during the first firings at the range. 75 mi 2 and has a small missile range that is limited in its capabilities because of the built-up area nearby [89,90]. Air-to-air, surface-to-air, and short-range surface-to-surface missiles can be launched from this site. The direction of fire is to the southeast. Approximately 4 mi to the north of this small range is the range con trol station for the area, Fig. 132. From this location not only are firings from Bi controlled and rockets tracked by radar and cinetheodolite but target drones are also launched and controlled.
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S. Honest John launcher. Other facilities at B 2 include explosives storage areas, missile check out and assembly buildings, instrumentation shops, and miscellaneous handling equipment. Service structures are usually simple mechanical devices, as shown in Fig. 134, that can be utilized with more than one missile or rocket. For example, the structure used with the Véronique is FIG. 134. Véronique launch pad and servire tower at Colomb-Béchar, Algeria. 50 MITCHELL R. SHARPE, JR. AND JOHN M. LOWTHER 41 ft tall and 19 ft wide at the base.
Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science by Carl Sagan