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GEHFileBot
12-26-2006, 02:27 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile14599/Orford-Ness---Atomic-Weapons-Research-Establishment-(Overlay).htm>Orford Ness - Atomic Weapons Research Establishment (Overlay)</a></b><br><br>Orford Ness is a shingle spit on the Suffolk coast. The UK Atomic Weapons Research Establishment had a base on the site, and is believed to have developed the firing mechanisms for nuclear devices there. The distinctive-looking 'pagodas' which housed test facilities were designed to collapse in the event of an accidental explosion. The work finally ended there in 1971 and the site is now a nature reserve.<br />
The Americans also made use of Orford Ness. In 1968 work started on the top secret Anglo-American System441A ‘over-the-horizon’ radar project, finally codenamed ‘Cobra Mist’ - this site is now used as a BBC World Service radio transmitter.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/841061ADMIN.jpg>

Redlite
12-26-2006, 08:22 PM
What's that i see north of the pagodes? A collapesed bridge?