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|This is the site of the old Riverview Needles Airport, which was closed 1964-65.||07/30/2007||951|
|"The Needles" new battery is a product of subsidence problems and concerns about the old battery.|
The main armanant composed of three BL 9.2 inch (233.7 mm) pieces and saw action during World War Two.
The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.
|Haystack Rock and The Needles are the stones seen from the beach the in The Goonies.||12/03/2005||752|
|This Victorian coastal battery was used during World War 2 as observation point for the 'New battery'. It's main armanant composed of anti-aircraft guns.|
The battery today: It is currently opened to the public.
|Black Knight was a British launch vehicle to test and verify the design of a re-entry vehicle for the Blue Streak missile.|
The United Kingdom's first indigenous rocketry project, Black Knight was manufactured by Saunders-Roe on the Isle of Wight, had its engines tested at The Needles and was launched at Woomera in Australia.
Designed in 1955 by the Royal Aircraft E...