SW8022 : MOD observation post on Porthkerris Point

taken 8 years ago, near to Porthallow, Cornwall, Great Britain

MOD observation post on Porthkerris Point
MOD observation post on Porthkerris Point
This was the main control station, with a secondary (slave) station at Nare Point, as part of a torpedo testing range run by an RAF unit, the Aircraft Torpedo Development Unit (ATDU), and subsequently by the Admiralty. The concept of airborne torpedoes originated before the First World War and there had been an earlier testing range in the Scillies, but Falmouth Bay had proximity to Culdrose. Cameras at both posts tracked the trajectories, entry angles and paths of dummy torpedoes and mines dropped from south to north by a variety of aeroplanes and helicopters.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 January, 2010
Category
Military installation   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 8063 2292 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:3.9508N 5:3.9994W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 8062 2288
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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