TL0846 : Airship Hangar No. 2 - interior view to west in 1994

taken 25 years ago, near to Shortstown, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

Airship Hangar No. 2 - interior view to west in 1994
Airship Hangar No. 2 - interior view to west in 1994
View from the central south staircase from about 40feet above hangar floor level. In this view towards the open doors at the west end of the hangar there are two fire test rigs visible. The 'Barrage Balloon' seen left of centre was operated by the Meteorological Office and was used by their scientists based at Cardington to take their instruments up through the atmosphere to around 10,000 feet height. Hidden behind the balloon and its winch lorry and other vehicles is a test rig for looking at the effect of gas explosions on buildings.
Just visible at the apex of the door opening is the underside of a catwalk 163 feet above the hangar floor - the centre of the three large linear objects. On the right of the taller fire test ring can be seen the NW staircase giving access to the centre catwalk and two lower catwalks towards the sides of the hangar. For a view looking the other way see TL0846 : Airship Hangar No. 2 - interior to east end in 1994.
(Photo scanned from a print made from an Agfa 35mm slide.)
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Date Taken
1994   (more nearby)
Friday, 2 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Air transport  Industry  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0809 4668 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:6.4738N 0:25.3871W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0819 4674
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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