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Report - RAF Fauld underground munitions storage depot - Late 2012

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Maniac, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Maniac

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    Like everyone else I've held off posting this, but as things are at the moment I thought I may as well stick up my photos from here. I really enjoyed visiting this place, so much so these photos are taken over about 3 or 4 visits to the place over late 2012/early 2013.

    RAF Fauld was a massive underground munitions depot in Staffordshire. At 11:11am on Monday 27 November 1944 an explosion destroyed a large part of site and resulted in the deaths of 75 people. Despite this, a large part of this site was in use up until the early 1970's

    The magnitude of the RAF Fauld explosion should not be underestimated, between 3,500 and 4,000 tonnes of ordnance exploded - that's a lot! It is widely thought to be the largest explosion caused by conventional weapons the world has ever seen.

    I first became aware of this place a number of years ago, but I had never really had the chance to have a proper look at getting inside, Staffordshire is quite far away from Kent. We got spurred on when in late 2012 a set of photos appeared on a blog so we knew it was possible and had to go have a look for ourselves. After a bit of googlemap research and a "it's most likely here" map point plotted we went for a walk and found our way inside amazingly. We obviously weren't the first, but we did leave the entrance exactly like we found it; shame the same can't be said for others who came after us as by our 4th visit quite a number of months later things were somewhat more obvious.

    Anyway, on with the photos. Sorry about the 2013 watermark, these have been sitting in a private album on my photobucket a while.

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    Thanks for looking,

    Maniac.
     
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    Very nice mate :thumb

    Crisp & nicely lit :)
     
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    Very nice that :thumb
     
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    Shame on the mongs that left the doors flapping in the wind. Every time bar the first, the access was wide open and obvious. Lazy fuckers.
     
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    If only Brian looked after that too :rolleyes:
     
  6. Maniac

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    I think I went 4 times, the first two the place was exactly how we left it, the third time someone had been too lazy to move that barrel back in front of the hole but the gates were closed properly and the 4th time the place was wide open and we couldn't even find the chain for the gate, although by this point they had started piling stuff in front of the gates and we barely squeezed through into the place anyway.
     
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    Shit man, this is lovely...got a bit of everything going on :thumb
     
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    'twas a big bang but not the biggest. Fauld was about two kilotons:

    The biggest was the N1 rocket explosion in the Soviet Union at close to 7 kiloton equivalent.
    Fauld rates at around # 8 or 9. A list of earth shattering kabooms may be found HERE
     
  9. WildBoyz

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    Really nice set of shots there.
     
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