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    USAF/RAF Bentwaters
    Bentwaters is a former RAF Base used by the RAF and The USAF, in the cold war, which now become Bentwaters parks. Operated by the RAF from 1912 then the USAF until 1993 it was left vacant and has now become a business park like most former bases of this type. The grounds are littered with hardened aircraft hangars, bomb stores, planes, taxiways and other such stuff. Two notable buildings are "The Hush" and the "Star Wars Building". The Hush is a former testing facility hosting a rather impressive exhaust duct with the building heavily sound proofed, hence the name I would assume.



    The Visit
    Now, this report is mostly focused on the Hush but this isn't the first visit to the site as I made my initial ventures in October 2018 and shortly after which allowed me to venture into other parts. So I'll stick the photos below for those who care.
    Harrier 96
    Glados

    Anyway. The Hush
    As mentioned this is a former testing facility with a massive exhaust tunnel. Idea would be to have a jet inside the hanger with the engines facing into the tunnel so when ignited the fumes would be sent out and with a reduced amount noise due to the sound proofing. This allowed for rather interesting building to be constructed.

    Once we cautiously drove through the security gate we parked up outside and began a rather comical entry. The heavy wind not helping.

    The Control Panel
    Panel

    Side on.
    The Entry

    Some pipes.
    Detachment

    Wide Shot.
    The lair

    Inside the exhaust.
    Superannuated
    Echoless Ambiance

    Selfie.
    A New World



    Anyway, That'll be all.
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    Nicely done. I think that those pipes would be connected to the exhaust system on the engine in test. The fumes have to go somewhere.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Cracking looking place nicely photographed
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Nicely done. I think that those pipes would be connected to the exhaust system on the engine in test. The fumes have to go somewhere.
    Thanks. For the pipes that seems like a logical solution for what they are, although they did seem to link to the silver heating pipe on the roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Cracking looking place nicely photographed
    Thank you! Unfortunately we went too late in the day or else we would have done a few other bits.

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    WOW, thats different!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    That's a bit special, that.
    Indeed so. Has a similar look to some bits of Pystock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo Seven View Post
    WOW, thats different!
    Thanks! Love unusual stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Nicely done. I think that those pipes would be connected to the exhaust system on the engine in test. The fumes have to go somewhere.
    Dear oh dear! Fumes and jet exhaust went out via the very large diameter exhaust ducting! The four 1.25 inch id rubber pipes were connected to the water spray bars that provided the water flow to the 'rain bars' for testing under rainfall conditions.

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