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Report - Copehill Down -FIBUA Site 13/12/15

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by shitbucket, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. shitbucket

    shitbucket 28DL Full Member
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    Not too long ago i checked out Copehill Down on Salisbury Plain. Copehill Down is a UK Ministry of Defence training facility located on Salisbury Plain.. It is a 'FIBUA' (Fighting In Built Up Areas) urban warfare and Close quarters battle training centre where exercises and tests are conducted.

    HISTORY

    The Village was built in 1988 to resemble a German village in Bavaria, to provide troops with a simulated backdrop when training for operations in European theatres including the Cold War, the Balkans and Northern Ireland.

    In recent years the facility has been expanded to include a Shanty Town made up of cargo containers stacked and laid out in rows of tightly packed streets, to provide an additional training area that more closely resembles the Army's current operational theatres in Operation Herrick (Afghan) and Operation Telic (Iraq).

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    The east german village
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    Inside the driver's part of one of the trains
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    Fired 7x62 NATO blank ammunition
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    The brass casings and link are from a GPMG (general purpose machine gun)
     
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    Yeah i know
     
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