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Report - Denge Sound Mirrors, Kent, July 2016

UrbanLime

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28DL Full Member
#1
Got bored one evening.

History.

The acoustic mirrors, known colloquially as 'listening ears', at Denge are located between Greatstone-on-Sea and Lydd airfield, on the banks of a now disused gravel pit. The mirrors were built in the late 1920s and early 1930s as an experimental early warning system for incoming aircraft, developed by Dr William Sansome Tucker. Several were built along the south and east coasts, but the complex at Denge is the best preserved.

Money Shots.

Main Sound Mirror -







30ft Sound Mirror

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200FT Sound Wall very impressive size

Person in middle of the wall for size





Squad Photo



Bonus Tank Photo

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UrbanLime

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28DL Full Member
#6
It was hot and the entry wet, next question?
 

Funlester

The Fun One
28DL Full Member
#9
Nice report and nice shot, would love to shoot here when the stars are out
 

ACID- REFLUX

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28DL Full Member
#10
Nice to see again, as i understand it these Mirrors couldn"t tell the difference between a Nazi Plane or anyones else"s so were of limited use and soon replaced by Radar....luckily for us. (There"s some still surviving near Spurn Point FYI )

I didn"t fancy the "Jump" when i was there solo & didn"t have my Speedos ;)
 

UrbanLime

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28DL Full Member
#11
Water was cold, and bugs galor. There Also two in folkstone, but there much more run down then these ones
 

mw0sec

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28DL Full Member
#12
The amusing thing is that the development of these was continued well after the decision to go with radar. The problem was that the radar development was so secret that they could not tell the mirror chaps, so a blind alley was followed up for some time!
 

officialkrafty

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28DL Member
#14
I've heard that this place is only accessible once a year on an open day. Yet I see no other "tourists" ... there is hope yet to get a shoot done here with no interruptions?!
 

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