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

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

  1. dodgerat

    dodgerat 28DL Full Member
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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 :)






    Military outbuilding


    Random vehicles


    Steps up to the high explosive test tunnel


    View from the top


    We reckoned at least 0.25 miles long

    A train track ran the length at one point


    Blast door


    Air vent



    Scorched test man :eek::crazy


    R1, Gibbo and Saul_Son topping the tunnel



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