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#1 Chris Werb

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 1315 PM

I was just looking into purchasing a drone and came up with a map of geofenced (restricted) areas which makes for very interesting reading. Lots of military bases/facilities I had never heard of, plus some surprising omissions.

 

 


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#2 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 1408 PM

Very good, thanks for that.

Incidentally, did you just see that programme on BBC2, called 'Britain's next aircraft accident'?
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Posted 22 September 2019 - 1609 PM

Very good, thanks for that.

Incidentally, did you just see that programme on BBC2, called 'Britain's next aircraft accident'?

 

Was it the one where the ex RM Commando shoots down a drone with a deer stalking rifle? If so, not tonight, but I've seen it recently.  I thought it was pretty good, with a few caveats. Mainly that it was a bit dumbed-down, but it wasn't made for tank-net after all :)


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 0150 AM

Yes that was the one. I thought the hard kill systems with lasers were fairly impressive, and fairly easy to install on a vehicle or warship.


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 0328 AM

Yes that was the one. I thought the hard kill systems with lasers were fairly impressive, and fairly easy to install on a vehicle or warship.


Yes, they looked pretty awesome. In context I'm sure they could be highly effective, but their effectiveness could be rapidly degraded by a variety of obvious strategies.
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Posted 23 September 2019 - 0800 AM

Clicked on that link and it automatically selected Japan Tokyo area. Japan has far more restricted areas than the UK.


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 0921 AM

Clicked on that link and it automatically selected Japan Tokyo area. Japan has far more restricted areas than the UK.

 

I was amazed by the level of detail in the UK one - even a valve manifold (or whatever) for an oil tank farm serving RNB Portsmouth was a restricted area.

 

I had no idea you had so many nuclear power stations.


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 0925 AM

They probably want a few more on Salisbury Plain....

 


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 1017 AM

Interesting!

 

https://www.higgypop...alisbury-plain/


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 1145 AM

No, I cant make head nor tail of it. I dont think they are trialing explosives, because clearly the fuselage isnt pressurized. I guess it might be entry charges, or possibly bullets to be used in a cabin. Nothing that really makes a lot of sense.


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 1511 PM

The 737 fuselage might not have been used yet. It could be completely coincidental to the design of the facility itself. I can believe it's an explosives test site, albeit working on small scale.


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Posted 24 September 2019 - 0150 AM

Well the facility is fairly typical to what the Army and the other services use for observation of artillery or explosive tests. I seem to recall there was a very similar structure at Shoeburyness, as seen on that Blitz street TV series. So its clearly for some kind of explosives test. What kind Ill let others judge. Maybe is just to examine an explosive in the cabin, and how it would transit debris, completely separate from any test that would require pressurization.

 

Curious anyway.


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Posted 28 September 2019 - 0545 AM

It's really fascinating. Also, try looking at other countries on that DJI map site. It's really interesting.
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Posted 28 September 2019 - 1236 PM


Clicked on that link and it automatically selected Japan Tokyo area. Japan has far more restricted areas than the UK.

 
I was amazed by the level of detail in the UK one - even a valve manifold (or whatever) for an oil tank farm serving RNB Portsmouth was a restricted area.
 
I had no idea you had so many nuclear power stations.

I think only France derives more of its electricity from nuclear. Which is a little ironic, considering the bombing and Godzilla movies.
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#15 Chris Werb

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 1243 PM

 

 

Clicked on that link and it automatically selected Japan Tokyo area. Japan has far more restricted areas than the UK.

 
I was amazed by the level of detail in the UK one - even a valve manifold (or whatever) for an oil tank farm serving RNB Portsmouth was a restricted area.
 
I had no idea you had so many nuclear power stations.

I think only France derives more of its electricity from nuclear. Which is a little ironic, considering the bombing and Godzilla movies.

 

 

France hasn't suffered any giant radioactive monster attacks as far as I'm aware. The UK has only been attacked once, to the best of my knowledge, in 1961


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Posted 28 September 2019 - 1316 PM

Chris, you forget the Great Chewit monster of 1955...


https://m.youtube.co...h?v=bg92hFmIDuc
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Posted 28 September 2019 - 2002 PM

Y'all both forgot about the attack in 1959 by The Giant Behemoth.

https://www.youtube....h?v=LFXFLB9HR7Y


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Posted 28 September 2019 - 2035 PM

Clicked on that link and it automatically selected Japan Tokyo area. Japan has far more restricted areas than the UK.

 
I was amazed by the level of detail in the UK one - even a valve manifold (or whatever) for an oil tank farm serving RNB Portsmouth was a restricted area.
 
I had no idea you had so many nuclear power stations.

I think only France derives more of its electricity from nuclear. Which is a little ironic, considering the bombing and Godzilla movies.

I hate to say this, but the F word may end up being added to that list in the future.
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#19 Chris Werb

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 0502 AM

Y'all both forgot about the attack in 1959 by The Giant Behemoth.


That is awesome! I hadn't seen that documentary before.
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#20 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 0521 AM

Thats a radar guided searchlight unless im much mistaken at 1-19.

 

I seem to recall there was a very good film called. 'Seven Days to noon', about a British atomic scientist that drinks the same water as General Ripper, and goes off his head and builds his own atomic device he threatens to detonate in London. There is a great scene where the Army are taking a lot of Wartime built lorries out of storage and mobilizing them to move the population of London out to a secure area. Well worth watching. Distinct lack of monsters though. The Quatermass Experiment is probably a better bet if you want that kind of thing.


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