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    Definately J type , gentlemen. The K Type hangar was across the M62 on Mary Anne Site and the Tech Site, where the Tower use to be.

    Paul has a cracking shot of tye K type on his pics of Burtonwood.

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    Front view of one of the three 'L ' type hangars left on E Site. With original taxiway an infront of it.



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    View showing side of previous hangar.


    Also shows a clear shot of original taxiway and peri track, been well looked after really.

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    Hi

    According to the Burtonwood association A site had 2 K type Hangars (the ones still there) and the Techsite had 1 J and 1 K, the USAF tower was built on the side of the J type.

    The Hangars on the Mary Ann site where all C type Hangars.

    http://www.rafburtonwood.org/asite.html

    Stevo

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    Two hangars in situ.


    Original taxiway and peri track also.

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    View fro E site looking back towards A site. Showing start of secondary runway 15 / 33 to the right.

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    Don't want to fall out or cause a war, Stevo but the Association is not infallable , although they should have checked the details, Ill be having words with them this Sunday and point out the mistake.

    The plans of Burtonwood for 1945 cleary show that A site was equipped with 2 x J type hangars, E site has the three ' L ' Type hangars and Mary Ann Site had three ' C ' Type hangars.

    Tech Site , that's the one that had the Tower on it that everybody recognises had 2 x J type.

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    This 'J' and 'K' thing can certainly be confusing, but I would say they are 'K's in the picture, the lack of windows is usually a give away. I wonder though if windows were sometimes added later?

    Really going to wade in with my size 9s now, but those 'L' hangars do look like the smaller 'E' hangars to me, I'm going off the design and scale of the front annexs.

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    Hi mawganmad, hows things down your way ?

    Am going off my copies of the plan drawings for Burtonwood dated 1940/45/ and 55 on which it clearly states the following.

    Hangars : -

    Tech Site 2 x J Type.
    A Site. 2 x J Type.
    E Site. 3 x L Type.
    G Site. 3 x L Type plus 3 Bellman and 281,500 Sq Ft of Workshops

    Mary Ann Site. 3 x ' C ' Type Hangars and 408,000 Sq Ft of Workshops.

    B.R.D. ( Burtonwood Repair Depot ) Site 1 x A Type Hangar and 722,000 Sq Ft of Workshops.

    Unless some body changed their minds and used a different set of drawings I've no idea to be honest.

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