TG2723 : View across the main runway

taken 3 years ago, near to Scottow, Norfolk, Great Britain

View across the main runway
View across the main runway
The main runway is oriented south-west/north-east and is 2,286 metres (7,500 feet) long. This is it's north-eastern end and the yellow dots painted on the surface mark the posiyion of the south-west Rotary Hydraulic Arrester Gear which would cut in to prevent the aircraft from overshooting the runway and crashing into the adjoining crop field.
RAF Coltishall
The station opened in 1939 as a fighter airfield during WW2. It later became a station for night fighters and then for ground attack aircraft until it was closed in 2006. Coltishall was the last surviving operational RAF airfield involved in the Battle of Britain other than RAF Northolt. The station was home to more than 80 fighter squadrons during its time of operation and 207 enemy aircraft were destroyed during the war. The airfield is currently owned by Norfolk County Council, with most of the former domestic site now being occupied by HMP Bure. See also: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2701 2358 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.7254N 1:21.7890E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2726 2343
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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