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    Some photos of the museum at Brenzett airfield that I took on 2 August 2006. There has been some information on Brenzett ALG in a recent edition of Airfield Review.











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    Does anyone know wht this could be? It is on display at the museum at Brenzett and the museum owner says its an old VOR from Lydd. Could that be right? Its like nothing I have seen before.

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    Looks like part of Thunderbird 3

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    As soon as I saw the pic I thought VOR and then I read the caption. It just looks right with 360 degree txs. Don't ask me what type though!

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    Thanks for the confirmation PTE

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    I think that it would have been atop a lattice tower like this one:

    http://www.google.co.th/imgres?q=vor...80&tx=56&ty=85

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    From Chris McAllister's 'Aircraft Alive' its an old style VOR, known as the dustbin type. Often they just sat on top of a small concrete hut.
    I believe they had a mechanically rotating aerial inside, and suspect they have all been replaced by the D(oppler)VOR where the 'rotation' is preformed electronically. The DVORs used to be called 'British Home Stores Lampshade Farms'

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/argentem/3559243499/

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brecon_DVOR_(aircraft_navigation_beacon)_-_geograph.org.uk_-_88540.jpg

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    Yes, a mechanical tx rotation would explain the form.

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/argentem/3559243499/

    Love the way local stone has been used for the building to ensure the whole thing blends in aesthetically with the surroundings .

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    Yes, I did note that when I viewed your link via the previous post. A tidy job. Now to get rid of that mess on the roof...........

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