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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmc68 View Post
    Great pictures. I'm only half an hour from Wrexham, now on my list of places to find
    Its really easy just off the Ind est & is pretty much public land.. just watch out for airsofters!

    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Quote - Wrexham Royal Ordnance Facility was a huge Cordite manufacturer during WW2 employing 13,000.
    The site is very spread out which was deliberate to protect against air reconnaissance & possible attack. - Quote

    Nothing really to do with Air Attack. The site is spread out because there were specific rules in place that stated that each individual production plant and cordite extruder had to be placed a specific distance from its neighbour. This would stop an accidental explosion in one production station, producing spontaneous detonations across the whole plant. That the spread out nature of the plant did produce protective benefits was a by-product of the process. Cordite is a relatively safe explosive/propellant as anybody of my age will know. A school boy prank that was common to me and my mates, was to collect unfired rifle and machine-gun cartridges from the TA local ranges (elf and safety was none existent back then!), extract the propellant and chuck it on a fire! Happy days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    Quote - Wrexham Royal Ordnance Facility was a huge Cordite manufacturer during WW2 employing 13,000.
    The site is very spread out which was deliberate to protect against air reconnaissance & possible attack. - Quote

    Nothing really to do with Air Attack. The site is spread out because there were specific rules in place that stated that each individual production plant and cordite extruder had to be placed a specific distance from its neighbour. This would stop an accidental explosion in one production station, producing spontaneous detonations across the whole plant. That the spread out nature of the plant did produce protective benefits was a by-product of the process. Cordite is a relatively safe explosive/propellant as anybody of my age will know. A school boy prank that was common to me and my mates, was to collect unfired rifle and machine-gun cartridges from the TA local ranges (elf and safety was none existent back then!), extract the propellant and chuck it on a fire! Happy days.
    Yeah my mate used to mess about with this stuff & try to make his own cartridge's back in the day.... he now has 3 fingers on one hand!
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Its really easy just off the Ind est & is pretty much public land.. just watch out for airsofters!
    The Ind est is a big place, Time to get Google Earth out

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Its really easy just off the Ind est & is pretty much public land.. just watch out for airsofters!

    the airsoft site that was on this land has now closed from today so you won't need to worry about airsofters anymore. As i've played airsoft on this site for years and found out 2 weeks ago they were closing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodall1989 View Post
    the airsoft site that was on this land has now closed from today so you won't need to worry about airsofters anymore. As i've played airsoft on this site for years and found out 2 weeks ago they were closing it.
    What is the deal with airsoft? I assume they don't actually own the land in any case? Obviously if u turned up on a day they were there Im gussing they would be everywhere & it would be difficult to keep out their way?
    Only asking as there is an old raf site nearer home I want to check out but believe that's used by em too!
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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