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    Collyweston is a storage area for RAF Wittering.

    It housed the BL755 Cluster Bomb which was carried by offensive support and attack aircraft. Weighing 600lb, each bomb carries 147 small bomblets which scatter over an area on release. A dual-role weapon, it entered RAF service in 1972. It is designed to provide a high `kill' probability against a range of hard and soft targets.

    Also the 1000lb High Explosive Bomb.

    Some 'other' bombs & munitions were kept in the American owned Igloo's for RAF Lakenheath.

    There are also Bomb maintenance buildings and training areas.

    (info from www.bunkertours.co.uk)

    1. These buildings known by the RAF staff as Dutch barns housed RAF BL755 Cluster bombs.


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    6. This building was used to to store 68mm SNEB rockets.


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    9. These igloo's were used to store American Explosives from RAF Lakenheath.


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    15. These buildings were used for bomb maintenance.


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    19. This building was used to arm the bombs, hence the extreme protection surrounding it.



    D-UK

    Last edited by Derelict-UK; 16th Oct 11 at 10:42.

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    Great report but what a bleak looking place. The link shows what the bomb looked like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BL755 Evil thing I must say.
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    I so love the cloud definition. Scrummy photos and agreed it looks bleak but it certainly adds to the drama. Cheers for that. Any internals btw?
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    Great pictures. must check this one out myself one day :)

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    Thanks everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by sennelager66 View Post
    I so love the cloud definition. Scrummy photos and agreed it looks bleak but it certainly adds to the drama. Cheers for that. Any internals btw?
    no internals, everything was bare/stripped only the outside was worth photographing.

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