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    RAF West Raynham in Norfolk was used for Bloodhound Missile training. It has recently been de-commissioned by the MoD, so we thought we’d grab the opportunity.

    Visited with Cavewheel & ubdvcv, my main agenda was getting to the dome…

    From outside the perimeter things looked grim:


    No entry eh? The Fire station & Control Tower.






    Ever fancy turning up your Brilliancy?


    I always find it creepy when the curtains still blow in the breeze…


    Someone ALWAYS has to creep behind and do the bunny ears!


    Time for THE DOME…


    The dome is about 70ft across, and is in effect a 360 decree projection screen. The thing that hits you the most about the dome is the noise. The click of a camera shutter echo’s round continuously for 10 seconds, sounding like a helicopter landing!










    Me putting the ‘X’ into Exploration!




    Last silhouette shot I promise!
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    Excellent report, shame about getting busted though, like the brilliancy shot

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    Please stop making references to security, it's against site rules.

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    love the silotte shots, and would like to of heard the echo'in of shutters
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    Well done for getting in guys. The dome is amazing. That first pic is great. :)
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    Super pics, Love the dome, and the Brilliancy. think i might have to drop in and replenish my Brilliancy
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    Cheers for comments guys, it's an immense site.
    (Security detail edited, hope just saying they were "on the ball" is OK!)
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    Really like that dome. Any ideas on what it was used for? Like the window shot, in B&W with the curtains moving, thats a nice one. That control tower is huge, not seen one that size before.

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    The site was used for Bloodhound Missile training. Which are air to ground and normally on a trailer thingy (I think). The dome works as a massve 360 degree screen. Matey boy to be trained is put in the middle of the dome, and they can fly planes past for him or her to aim at, so if a plane is coming over his (or her) left shoulder, then it will appear literally over his or her left shoulder.
    I'd go as for to assume they had a headset / ear defenders on!

    Definitely the weirdest place I've ever explored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Al View Post
    think i might have to drop in and replenish my Brilliancy
    KA, you'll always be brilliant!

    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanX View Post
    The dome works as a massve 360 degree screen...
    That is just so well neat. Imagine the full-on sound, going by the echo you experienced in there!
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