TR0721 : Sound Mirrors at Denge

near to Lydd (london-Ashford) Airport, Kent, Great Britain

Sound Mirrors at Denge
Sound Mirrors at Denge
These experimental sound mirrors were an early attempt at long-range aircraft detection and were built in the early 1930s. The smaller 20-foot mirror was the first to be built followed by the larger 30-foot mirror. It was intended to have a network of these larger mirrors along the Kent coast to detect incoming enemy action. This however was the only one built - radar came along and they were made totally obsolete overnight.
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2005
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 September, 2005   (more nearby)
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Monday, 5 September, 2005
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Military buildings (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 075 215 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:57.3336N 0:57.1866E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 075 215
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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