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    Someone will get the title Im sure ;-)

    Iv found a positive side to football, the girlfriend wanted to watch some game or other last weekend so I stole her car & had an hour & half to get here & have a nosie!

    Not long enough as it happened as it took me 40 min to get there, so a return visit with hounddog who is ever enthusiastic when abandoned cars are involved was hastily arranged for one eve.

    I like this place, its pretty relaxed although on the second visit there were 2 military helicopters so low over us for half hour that we were convinced they were using us for thermal image training!
    The house itself is just a shell reportedly to of burnt down in the 40s or 50s which would tie in with date of the cars, but I have no furthur history on this.
    The garden however does have some interesting stuff.



    I was particularly interested in the half a dozen "torpedo like" objects, these were aprox 6ft long & 1.5 ft dia, could they be fuel cells of some sort?
    Anyone with any knowledge of these?

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    Man....nature is taking that one back. Lovely images BG.

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    Nice shots!
    I do like that place, I still don't know what the cars are, It's a shame the house has collapsed.
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    "I was particularly interested in the half a dozen "torpedo like" objects, these were aprox 6ft long & 1.5 ft dia, could they be fuel cells of some sort?
    Anyone with any knowledge of these?"

    They are early aircraft drop tanks for fuel - early jets consumed vast amounts of fuel, but could not carry enough internally to give decent operational ranges - if UK in origin they will have been used on Meteor or Javelin jet aircraft, if US origin then they are off Sabre or similar aircraft. Scrap dealers specialising in aircraft scrapping were inundated with these things at one time, such was the rapid development of aircraft and fuelling techniques in the early jet days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    "I was particularly interested in the half a dozen "torpedo like" objects, these were aprox 6ft long & 1.5 ft dia, could they be fuel cells of some sort?
    Anyone with any knowledge of these?"

    They are early aircraft drop tanks for fuel - early jets consumed vast amounts of fuel, but could not carry enough internally to give decent operational ranges - if UK in origin they will have been used on Meteor or Javelin jet aircraft, if US origin then they are off Sabre or similar aircraft. Scrap dealers specialising in aircraft scrapping were inundated with these things at one time, such was the rapid development of aircraft and fuelling techniques in the early jet days.
    The drop tanks could even predate the jet aircraft, The Hawker Tempest used in the latter days of WW11 used them giving it a duration of over 4 hours when on patrols to intercept V1 flying bombs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mearing View Post
    The drop tanks could even predate the jet aircraft, The Hawker Tempest used in the latter days of WW11 used them giving it a duration of over 4 hours when on patrols to intercept V1 flying bombs.
    I should not have forgotten the Tempest's use of these tanks - my wife's uncle flew the aircraft. Thanks for the reminder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Man....nature is taking that one back. Lovely images BG.
    Thanks Hughie, strangely only 1 pic from my first visit there, they seemed to flow better on my return!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPUrbex View Post
    Nice shots!
    I do like that place, I still don't know what the cars are, It's a shame the house has collapsed.
    The clue is in my title KP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mearing View Post
    The drop tanks could even predate the jet aircraft, The Hawker Tempest used in the latter days of WW11 used them giving it a duration of over 4 hours when on patrols to intercept V1 flying bombs.
    Thanks Dirus & Mearing interesting info there!

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