Arrsers self taken photo collection.

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Jesus H. Christ! That's a fucktonne of metal coming at you before they even get to unloading what's in the belly all over you!!!

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They even had some fitted with a 75mm gun, some had 8 x :50 cal guns another 2 each side of the fuselage plus the two in the top turret firing forward. Total of 14 x :50 cal guns... :oops:
 

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Is that not a Chain Home Low station? I think the proper Chain Home stations had two big masts side by side..?

There was a CHL station on my Uncle's farm, and I think I remember that building with the mast on top. The TA RE had a camp there in the early 60s and blew it up!
 

daz

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Is that not a Chain Home Low station? I think the proper Chain Home stations had two big masts side by side..?

There was a CHL station on my Uncle's farm, and I think I remember that building with the mast on top. The TA RE had a camp there in the early 60s and blew it up!
It is a Chain Home Low Station
 

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They even had some fitted with a 75mm gun, some had 8 x :50 cal guns another 2 each side of the fuselage plus the two in the top turret firing forward. Total of 14 x :50 cal guns... :oops:
I seem to remember a Henschel tank-killer with a semi-auto' PaK40 or similar sitting under the nose going around the opposition around about the same war. HS129-B3 or something, rings a bell...?
 

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I seem to remember a Henschel tank-killer with a semi-auto' PaK40 or similar sitting under the nose going around the opposition around about the same war. HS129-B3 or something, rings a bell...?
Hs 129 B-3 75mm, the B-2 was 37mm, the B -1 was a 30mm
 
US Memorial Day here. In spite of the restrictions in place because of the covid-19 pandemic, I managed to find a spot for some quiet reflection. (Dayton VA Cemetery)

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@daz

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..... looks like the plinth for an engine / generator set .... see below a photograph of mine from a Radar Station on the outskirts Craster ...

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Makes sense, both the two blockhouses had the plinths on the floor
Indeed .... both seem to have a hole in the back wall for the exhaust and a dished top to the plinth with an exit hole for oil leakages .
 

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Arh well, bimble shots from the walk


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Top picture, about 11 o'clock
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Top picture, about 1 o'clock
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M4 bottom left, note the amount of Bank Holiday traffic
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NSP

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..... looks like the plinth for an engine / generator set .... see below a photograph of mine from a Radar Station on the outskirts Craster ...
Makes sense, both the two blockhouses had the plinths on the floor
Concur - a lot of the defensive installations I looked at on Jersey last year that had a similar plinth in them were signboarded as being a generator bunker or otherwise a pumphouse. Given that a Chain Home site on a height would be unlikely to need a pumphouse but would need a shedload of voltage it's reasonable to assume that the plinths are for generator sets rather than pumps.
 
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The little CG chicks at about 18:30 tonight. There is still five of them. Mum & Dad are not too troubled if you stay about a metre away. Any closer and one gets noisy while the other hustles the brood into the water. They don’t like the dog being too near either.

i am really taken with this little family but tonight i saw another five strong fleet of probably one day / two day old chicks on the water but phone battery was flat. Next time...

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Concur - a lot of the defensive installations I looked at on Jersey last year that had a similar plinth in them were signboarded as being a generator bunker or otherwise a pumphouse. Given that a Chain Home site on a height would be unlikely to need a pumphouse but would need a shedload of voltage it's reasonable to assume that the plinths are for generator sets rather than pumps.
@daz

Below are the two buildings fro the Radar Station at Craster erected on high ground NNE of the village .... they are still in remarkable condition ... no graffiti last time I was there ... the one on our right contains the plinth...

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.... interestingly only a couple of hundred metres away are the foundations of a POW Camp for Italian Prisoners who helped work the land on surrounding Farms
 
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@daz

Below are the two buildings fro the Radar Station at Craster erected on high ground NNE of the village .... they are still in remarkable condition ... no graffiti last time I was there ... the one on our right contains the plinth...

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.... interestingly only a couple of hundred metres away are the foundations of a POW Camp for Italian Prisoners who helped work the land on surrounding Farms
Thanks for that
 

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