TM4450 : 'Cobra Mist' building

3 km from Orford, Suffolk, Great Britain

'Cobra Mist' building
'Cobra Mist' building
The enormous Cobra Mist building on Orford Ness. It was built in the 1960s as one of the bases for an American Air Force experimental 'over the horizon' radar system, designed to monitor Eastern European/Western Russian airspace for Soviet aircraft. However, technical problems meant that it never really worked properly, and was eventually shut down in the early 1970s. In due course the building and transmission facilities came under the operation of the BBC, broadcasting the World Service until 2011.
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2012
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Communications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4481 5073 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:6.0416N 1:34.3862E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 45740 51879
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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