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|3D model of Thor Missile stowed. These were installed from 1958-63 at several locations accross the UK as the front line of the USA nuclear deterrent.||08/10/2008||1,013|
|3D model of Thor Missile ready for launch. These were installed from 1958-63 at several locations accross the UK as the front line of the USA nuclear deterrent.||08/10/2008||1,022|
|Former RAF Driffield - Former Thor Missile Base|
|RAF Caistor was a grass-surfaced airfield and served it's time as a Relief Landing Ground (RLG) for a number of stations in the area. It had four landing strips of varying lengths varying between 1100 yards (1005 metres) to 1450 yards.|
Today, very little remains. A few huts on the very basic technical site remain in private hands. The Thor launch pads and their attendant buildings now li...
|The Guimar Pyramids were once thought to of been build by local farmers until in 1991 when the famous Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl visited the Island to study these. Thor came to the conclusion that the pyramids were almost identical to pyramids in Peru and Mexico. |
|If Hitler's audacious invasion plans had meant fetching up at Moss-bay, his Wehrmacht shock-troops would have been in for a nasty set-back. Anti-tank blocks - ingeniously cast in ladles from a mixture of slag and iron - stretched from the works of the Workington Iron and Steel Company at Moss-Bay, all the way to Harrington. This regimentally aligned barrier of 'skulls', of which they were to be...||04/19/2008||1,530|
|The McGuire BOMARC site measures approximately 2,500' long by 1,800' wide. It was built with a total of 56 individual BOMARC A missile launch buildings, and an additional 28 individual BOMARC B missile launch buildings. The McGuire BOMARC site was activated in 1959, and was manned by the 46th Air Defense Missile Squadron. It was initially armed with the first-generation IM-99A missile, and was ...||05/03/2007||1,508|
|Soviet era Intercontinental ballistic missile base. SS-25 Mirved missiles based here, SS-7 missile nearby.||08/19/2005||1,279|
|Here is a missile boat in dry dock, with the missile tube doors opened or removed. You can see the size difference compared to the attack sub in the next dry dock. There are a lot of ships at this port. Subs, cruisers, aircraft carriers, etc.||03/19/2007||1,135|
|You can see cars and houses set up for a missile test. Also the big circle representing a missile test.||09/11/2006||531|
|A Skud Missile Carrier with missile in launch position on the target range near RAF Spadeadam||05/04/2009||763|
|The South Uist Missile Range provides a controlled environment for the conduct of test and evaluation firings of land, sea and air weapons and the firing of in-service missile systems. The Facility can accommodate the operation of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs).|
It is run by QinetiQ (kinetic) on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.