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RAF Upwood - September 2015

SlimJim

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The Flight of Project Brown Eye

A miracle happened: My friend was done smashing rocks at his 50 hour a week day job and wanted to come out for a splore! I was up for it, but my only condition was he would have to drive :D Haha!

Our first target was another military site in our area, but we were swiftly mugged off by a Securitas pick up truck and we went on our merry way, travelling further North. Our next target was Upwood. We had no idea how access was going to be or what would be left, but we just went for it anyway...

As we got there we soon realised that the medical centre was being torn down as we spoke. We bumped into other Urbexers who said it had been going on all week, so I suppose within about a week or two of this thread it'll be torn down completely. Lots of little orange dudes were milling about the site so I took this shot at a distance.

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The remaining buildings are pretty 'bleh', but they're worth a mooch. I won't bore you all with too many pictures of them, because they're much the same. Was interesting trying to figure out what some of them were for though, particularly the semi-buried bunker type buildings.

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The centre pieces of this site have to be the tanks though. They're Russian PT-76 light tanks, which are 1950s era and amphibious.

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There's two on site in total. My hopes are that someone will have them and love them, rather than scrapping them. I snapped this rather dashing shot or Mr.Pb on the second one...

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Innards of the turrets. The armour is actually very thin - maybe about 1" on the weaker spots. Not to mention they're cramped as hell for a lanky git like me and there's plenty of sticky outy bits to bash my fat melon on. I sure as crap wouldn't want to be inside one during a war :D

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Pb drops into the drivers hatch.

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Looks like someone might have swept up in here or something. BBs litter to place EVERYWHERE from the airsoft donuts that plague this derp. We walked past them a few times but they were too focused on talking about their gear to notice us :p

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The toilets and shower rooms are in bad nick. Very smashed up.

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Shower room door.

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The chimney tower ladder. I would have climbed it, but it was full of pigeons n stank like their "peeps 'n' poops".

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Group shot on the tank! :D

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Video to go with it, looking at the tanks and bumping into various different people. Towards the end we manage to get "Project Brown Eye" a.k.a Bill's Nan's car in for an Urbex drive by, with hilarious results:

So to conclude, I think if you haven't already had a mooch here, have a look now because it's going quick! The med centre is gone, so whether or not you still want to go if you're coming from a long way is up to you. I had a great day meeting all sorts of different people and walking around in the sun, despite breaking my GoPro. This place is the busiest Urbex site I've ever been to. Urbexers, photographers, Airsoft mugs and local land owners...I think half the county have been here at some point or the other! Cheers to Pb for driving!

Thanks for looking.

 
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Bloody hell they didn't take their time ripping the med centre down!

Cool little wander this place and nice report mate :)

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Cool to see and read about the inside of the tank, nice one!

 

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Sounds like a good day had and nice shots there.

Cheers for the heads up with the Med Center coming down and good improv with the selfie stick (y)

 

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That chimney tower is where a pigeon shit on my head! Thrilling experience haha. Nice set and yeah they have been quick on that medical centre!

 

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Captured the place well mate (y) Thanks for the info on the med centre. Was their acouple of weeks ago and seen the demo work, did not know it was the med centre being knocked down. Dont feel bad for missing it now :p

 
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