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Top 40 Australian Strategic Targets

Latitude and longitude data courtesy of AUSLIG - Place Names Search

SURFACE BURST

Targets were chosen for a surface burst where they were expected to be either hardened against attack or where it was important to maximise the damage to particular facilities.

Nuclear Target

Nearest Town

Lat

Long

Defence Communications Facility

CANBERRA

-35.3

149.15

HMAS Kuttabul (Garden Island Dockyards)

Garden Island

-33.08

151.22

HMAS Stirling

Rockingham

-32.28

115.73

Nurrungar

Woomera

-31.33

136.78

Defence Satellite Communications Station

Kojarena

-28.72

114.87

Pine Gap

Alice Spings

-23.82

133.73

Jindalee (160km Alice Springs)

Alice Springs

-22.9

133.37

North West Cape

Exmouth

-21.78

114.17

RAAF Base Townsville

Townsville

-19.27

146.8

Cairns International Airport

Cairns

-16.92

145.77

RAAF Base Tindal

Katherine

-14.52

132.37

HMAS Coonawarra Naval Com' Station

Darwin

-12.45

130.83

RAAF Base Darwin

Darwin

-12.42

130.9

Omega Transmitting Station Woodside -38.52 146.87

Jindalee

AIR BURST

Air burst targets were chosen where the objective was to maximise the radius of the blast (overpressure) damage and, in the case of the refineries, where serious secondary explosions could be expected to increase the level of destruction.

Nuclear Target

Nearest Town

Lat

Long

MOBIL Refinery

Altona

-37.87

144.83

Victoria Barracks

Melbourne

-37.82

144.97

Joint US Facility (Watsonia)

Yallambie

-37.73

145.1

ADI Ordnance

Benalla

-36.55

145.98

RAAF Base Edinburgh

Salisbury

-36.35

141.75

Defence Security Branch

Salisbury

-36.35

141.75

ADI Ordnance

Albury

-36.07

146.9

ADI Ordnance

Mulwala

-35.98

146

MOBIL Refinery

Port Stanvac

-34.85

138.5

Caltex/Ampol Oil Refinery

Kurnell

-34.02

151.2

RAAF Base Glenbrook

Glenbrook

-33.77

150.62

Joint US Facility

Richmond

-33.6

150.75

RAAF Base Richmond

Richmond

-33.6

150.77

ADI Ordnance

Lithgow

-33.48

150.15

RAAF Base Williamtown

Newcastle

-32.93

151.78

BP Refinery

Kwinana

-32.23

115.77

Joint US Facility

Pearce

-31.67

116.02

RAAF Base Amberley

Amberley

-27.63

152.72

Joint US Facility

Cabarlah

-27.43

151.98

Caltex Refinery

Lytton

-27.42

153.15

BP Refinery

Brisbane

-27.4

153.13

RAAF Base Learmonth

Exmouth

-22.23

114.08

Joint US Facility

Shoal Bay

-20.7

116.6

RAAF Base Curtin

Derby

-17.58

123.82

RAAF Base Scherger

Weipa

-12.63

141.88

Joint US Facility

Bamaga

-10.88

142.38

JORN Over the Horizon Radar Laverton -28.62 122.4
JORN Over the Horizon Radar Longreach -23.43 144.23
Jindalee Receiver Mt Everhard Alice Springs -23.3 133.57

 

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