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Report - Pluckley - Domestic fallout shelter - 20-01-08

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  1. MarkR

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    Visited today with Tank. In the same garden as the Pluckley ROC Post

    its not a huge bunker but these are very very rare, and a nice piece of history from the cold war era.

    Some info from the subbrit listing:

    The shelter was built in June 1962 by Fall Out Shelters (Deal, Kent) Ltd. at a cost of £920. It is described as their BX model and is intended for 12 adults.

    Some info from the company brochure:

    These shelters are designed to withstand great stress and are virtually indestructible. They will protect their occupants against all known nuclear hazards. They are both blast proof and fall-out shelters.

    Their basic design is such that we can add other prefabricated sections to the unit so that it will accommodate eight or twelve persons (Hence the BX at Pluckley), with additional entrance and ventilator, fresh water tank system, goods store and toilet. The length of time spent in a shelter in the event of a nuclear explosion would be dependent upon the density of the radio-active fall-out. The minimum time would be 48 hours, with a maximum of six or seven days. It is obvious then that the shelter would be your home, with all your necessities and supplies to hand. Remember it could be some time before services were resumed again, and your shelter can hold supplies of food and water etc., for 30 days.

    We consider this shelter will be 95% safe from nuclear hazard. if in the area 5 miles from ground zero of a 10- 15 megaton bomb, and 95% safe if one mile from a 20 kiloton bomb. 'B' type shelter - This is essentially a fringe shelter by our standards, although it is heavier and able to withstand greater stresses than most front line continental shelters. It is considered 95% safe against nuclear hazards at 6.5 - 7 miles from ground zero of a 10- 15 megaton bomb and 95% safe 2 miles from ground zero of a 20 kiloton bomb. 'C' type shelter - We endeavour at all times to keep the cost ofthese shelters down to a minimum and the 'C' type shelters have been designed especially for the man, his wife and one child.

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    Re: Pluckley - Domestic fallout shelter - REPORT 20-01-08

    Just 2 from me.

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    i didnt get any from below. but this is Mark going down into the shelter. Strangly two entrances to this, exactly the same type hatch, one in the middle and one towards the left end of the shelter.

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