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Report - Collyweston Bomb Store (RAF Wittering) - Oct. 2011

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Derelict-UK, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Derelict-UK

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    Collyweston is a storage area for RAF Wittering.

    It housed the BL755 Cluster Bomb which was carried by offensive support and attack aircraft. Weighing 600lb, each bomb carries 147 small bomblets which scatter over an area on release. A dual-role weapon, it entered RAF service in 1972. It is designed to provide a high `kill' probability against a range of hard and soft targets.

    Also the 1000lb High Explosive Bomb.

    Some 'other' bombs & munitions were kept in the American owned Igloo's for RAF Lakenheath.

    There are also Bomb maintenance buildings and training areas.

    (info from BunkerTours.Co.Uk)

    1. These buildings known by the RAF staff as Dutch barns housed RAF BL755 Cluster bombs.
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    6. This building was used to to store 68mm SNEB rockets.
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    9. These igloo's were used to store American Explosives from RAF Lakenheath.
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    15. These buildings were used for bomb maintenance.
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    19. This building was used to arm the bombs, hence the extreme protection surrounding it.
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