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RAF Fauld underground munitions storage depot - 2013

skeleton key

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A few pics only im afraid.

The Place is huge with lots of unstable areas and last battery was on its way out after a weekend of locations above and below ground.

The RAF Fauld explosion was a military accident which occurred at 11:11am on Monday, 27 November 1944 at the RAF Fauld underground munitions storage depot.

It was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history and the largest to occur on UK soil.

Between 3,500 and 4,000 tonnes of ordnance exploded — mostly comprising high explosive (HE)-filled bombs, but including a variety of other types of weapons and including 500 million rounds of rifle ammunition. The resulting crater was 400 feet (120 m) deep and a mile across (1,200 m) and is still clearly visible just south of the village of Fauld, to the east of Hanbury in Staffordshire, England.

It is now known as the Hanbury Crater.

A nearby reservoir containing 450,000 cubic metres of water was obliterated in the incident.











Thats it im afraid :Weapon2:


 
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Awesome, always wanted to see this place in person but not had the chance!

 

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Holy shit, I never expected to ever see anything of the tunnels from here!! good work SK

 

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Cheers Guys a realy nice location but a sad history.

I was surprised by the size of what does remain and its condition but if you go into other sections it could well end in pain :eek:

 
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