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Explore #144: War Planes, France – October 2015

Explore #2 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ After our middle-of-the-night stopover at the derelict race track at Reims, we arrived at our next location just after dawn on a foggy and cold late Autumn morning: some old war planes left decaying in a quiet corner of an airfield! History I don’t know much about the history of these particular planes. I am told that the main plane I photographed is a Nord Noratlas French military transport aircraft, intended to replace…

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Explore #141 – RAF Neatished R12 Bunker, Norfolk (permission visit) – September 2015

When some local explorers arranged a permission visit to this hidden piece of military heritage I jumped at the chance to tag along – thanks guys! History (abridged and amended from wiki) RRH Neatishead is a Royal Air Force Remote Radar Head (RRH) in Norfolk. Established during WWII its primary function was as a Control and Reporting Centre (CRC) for the south of the UK, forming part of the Air Surveillance And Control System (ASACS) and the wider NATO air…

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Chernobyl: Duga 3 ‘Steel Yard’ Radar – April 2015

History (from wikipedia) Duga 3 was was a Soviet over-the-horizon (OTH) radar system used as part of the Soviet ABM early-warning network. The system operated from July 1976 to December 1989. Two operational Duga radars were deployed, one near Chernobyl and Chernihiv in what was then called the Ukrainian SSR (present-day Ukraine), the other in eastern Siberia. The Duga systems were extremely powerful, over 10 MW in some cases, and broadcast in the shortwave radio bands. They appeared without warning,…

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