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Able Mabel
25-05-2010, 19:11
Just curious to know if each and every THOR pad was construction to a particular angle ??

On most sites the pads are all smilar direction; facing East ? 35 degree to the NE direction ?
Anybody know if they were ALL the same across the country??

I suppose once the rocket had blasted off it made its own direction but i am still curious if even the most insignificance detail had an influence on the rocket pad direction and not just that the 'enemy' were over in the EAST ?

kebecker
25-05-2010, 19:27
[QUOTE=Able Mabel;45813]Just curious to know if each and every THOR pad was construction to a particular angle ??

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The alignments varied from site to site, They are all detailed in Project Emily by Richard Boyes.

alignments were measured from true north and varied from 42 for Driffield to 85 degrees for Polebrooke

Able Mabel
30-05-2010, 13:50
Many thanks for that reply Kebecker.
Seems i ought to purchase that book to gain a few more details such as installation facilities.

kebecker
30-05-2010, 15:38
Many thanks for that reply Kebecker.
Seems i ought to purchase that book to gain a few more details such as installation facilities.

well worth the money, probably even available used by now

Richard Flagg
30-05-2010, 15:50
Its a good price on amazon at the moment;
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Project-Emily-Thor-IRBM-RAF/dp/0752446118/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275230982&sr=8-1

Cheers