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Report - HSL & Tunnel - Harpur Hill 11/08/07

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by dodgerat, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. dodgerat

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    Visited at the end of an epic day with Havoc, R1, Saul_Son and Gibbo.


    A live explosive testing site covering an extensive 500 acres with various outbuildings, war bunkers, expanses of grassy testing grounds and the pinnacle a shiny glass and metal complex the Health and Safety Laboratories themselves (very active security presence)

    Official information on HSL

    "We also have extensive trials areas on the Buxton site where we are able to undertake large-scale experiments, particularly in the areas of fires and explosion safety. The facilities include the biggest impact track in Europe; one of the largest open air test ranges; two large tunnels for studies of explosions and fires; a purpose-built jet fire facility; drop weight facilities; a temporary structures rig; and wire rope fatigue testing equipment."

    Onto the pics :thumb


    Explosive range watch bunker - love the sky in this one :)

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    Propane!

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    Cranage

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    Military outbuilding

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    Random vehicles

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    Steps up to the high explosive test tunnel

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    View from the top

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    We reckoned at least 0.25 miles long
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    A train track ran the length at one point

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    Blast door

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    Air vent

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    Scorched test man :eek::crazy

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    R1, Gibbo and Saul_Son topping the tunnel

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    Dodge
     

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  2. romanian1

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    Re: HSL & Tunnel - Harpur Hill 11/08/07 REPORT

    Bah, wasnt going to bother putting any pics up tonight but after youve mentioned it i will.
    This place was especially cool as i used work for a testing house giving stuff the british standard, so if you have something thats shit and doesnt work properly you can probably blame me.

    Hazardous activities, cool.:D
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    Drop testing tower
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    My take on the testing Dummy
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    Looking towards the test tunnel
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    A Damon sized shelter, hopefully him being in nottingham he might not see this and save me a beating.:D
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    Short tunnel
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    Old bomb store
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    And finally one for turk, i got called a ponce off Gibbo for taking this.
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