simian
simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:Check out this craziness

Satellite pics of a 900x700m model of a mountainous region on the disputed Indo-Chinese border.

What the hell is it for? The site i found it on reckons its for training helicopter pilots, but I don't quite see how...


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Pen Draven
Pen Draven

Unofficial Lord Of Confusion And Pirate Extrodinaire
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 1st Sep 2005
Total posts: 1363
Posted:Gotta love El Reg for amusing yet strange Stories smile

Some men see things and say why....

I Dream of things that never were and say Why Not....?

Oh No I'm going to get Shot Alive if he finds out - DA wink

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wonderloey
wonderloey

enthusiast
Location: Melbourne - home of pirates
Member Since: 21st Feb 2006
Total posts: 255
Posted:And now we find out its actually boring ... frown

"You've gone from Loey the Wonder Lesbian to everyone wondering if you are a lesbian." - Shadowman

Yesterday is yesterday. If we try to recapture it, we will only lose tomorrow.

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simian
simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:Boring? i disagree...

The Chinese authorities say its a facility for putting tanks and tank drivers through their paces.

How does that work on a 1:500 scale model?

And why is it a representation of a particular area of the Indo-Chinese border?
(which Chinese authorities have not commented on, despite the fact it blatantly is - check pics in my first link)

Maybe it's to help drivers familiarise themselves with the landscape, but it seems an awful lot of expense to go to for a glorified map.


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:I don't think I could remember all that, and then apply my memory to something 500 times bigger.

Wouldn't a map help them out a bit more? Or GPS?

Also, I wouldn't like to drive a tank over that lot. I think It'd get stuck, or fall off someting.

Maybe they are exapnding on the foot binding idea and making mini people?


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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