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    Senior Member ww2ni's Avatar
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    Default What would this have been used for??

    I saw this at the old Limavady Airfield (Which was a Coastal Command Airfield) and wonder what it was used for.

    It is heavy and made of metal filled with concrete although not as big as something to which perhaps a flying boat would have been moored to.

    Has anyone any idea what it was used for??

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    In a nearby building there is a large wooden packing case stensilled with "MILLMAN ENGINE" however when I have checked the web Millman appear to have made boat engines.

    I guess that with the Coastal Command involvement at the airfield there is some connection however any information would be appreciated.
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    Default Re: What would this have been used for??

    It looks water related more than land related but I can't say I recognised the shape. I wonder if the covering has rotted away as there is no way concrete could be persuaded to stay inside that basket whilst setting.

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    Default Re: What would this have been used for??

    Could it be a wing, tie down anchor point used during windy weather?

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    Default Re: What would this have been used for??

    Quote Originally Posted by ianbache View Post
    Could it be a wing, tie down anchor point used during windy weather?
    Ian, that's exactly what I thought when I first saw it. An Anchor Point, in windy weather. What else could it be? Wil no-doubt find-out that it's something to do with Farmer's or the like

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    Default Re: What would this have been used for??

    Am certain that this is a tie-down weight.

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