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    Default Unknown installation, can anyone identify?

    Jim C and myself spent a damp afternoon at Hunsdon again today. With the undergrowth really laid bare due to the cold temperature, we found something unusual. A square pad of concrete about eight inches thick measuring about 11'X 11'
    Mounted within this are four heavy steel brackets, set at a distance of 8 foot apart, one in each corner. Does anyone know what this could have been??

    In the forty years I have been walking this place, it never fails to surprise me!









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    Default Re: Unknown installation, can anyone identify?

    Possibly the four brackets were the bottom section of legs that supported some high level tank ????

    How remote is it ?
    Is it on a dispersed site or technical??

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    It is behind a long gone dispersal, a few feet from what was a 'Technical block type A', converted to a RDF repair workshop. All this is not that far from the tech site. Nothing on the plans (no surprise there!)

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    Is to far away for a windsock mount???

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    It would have been one hell of a windsock for an eleven foot square concrete base, and four great big mounts like that Ian!

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    Default Re: Unknown installation, can anyone identify?

    could it have been a lighting gantry or water tower base

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    Default Re: Unknown installation, can anyone identify?

    Quote Originally Posted by Denis View Post
    It would have been one hell of a windsock for an eleven foot square concrete base, and four great big mounts like that Ian!
    Hi Denis your right i didnt quite get the dimensions quite right, the windsock would have been as big as a barrage balloon

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    Default Re: Unknown installation, can anyone identify?

    I'm leaning toward raised Braithwaite tank for dispersed site.

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    Flashearth link + marks the spot.
    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=51.81....8&r=0&src=msl
    All the dispersed sites are a mile to the west of the airfield MM, this is just off the northern edge of the airfield, and to the left of the remains of the north south runway.

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    Default Re: Unknown installation, can anyone identify?

    Crumbs, there's not alot left of that airfield, no wonder you have spent forty years walking around it!
    Sorry from an earlier post I thought it was intimated that it was found near a dispersed site, still thinking water tower, or is not possible?

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