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Report - RAE Bedford - Wind Tunnel Site - October 2015

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by TrevBish, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. TrevBish

    TrevBish www.TrevBish.co.uk
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    History from Ojay's report:
    In 1946 Thurleigh became the site for the second Royal Aircraft Establishment site

    Two new runways were built in the post-war period to accommodate the Bristol Brabazon aircraft (which required a very long runway) that ultimately never went into production

    The site had several reasonably large windtunnels, one supersonic and one large subsonic

    It also had a 'drop tower', the drop tower is now used as a skydiving training venue

    The supersonic tunnel was dismantled by 2005 and the building which held the fans and driving motors is now used as the set for the BBC popular science programme, "Bang Goes The Theory"

    The RAE was deeply involved in the development of Concorde and was also a centre for the development of the Instrument Landing System.


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    Thank You!
     
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  2. Olz9181

    Olz9181 nelsonphotography.co.uk
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  3. mattdonut

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    Nice clean pictures
     
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    Lavino 28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
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    That's looks propper good does that trev :thumb
     
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    Film crew's left then, that's good...
     
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    Didn't realise the scale of this place until I saw the shot of the people...nice job
     
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