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Old 10th Nov 2023, 23:00
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You are on the right lines but it's not fire hoses.
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Old 11th Nov 2023, 04:43
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The other use for a tower like that, that I've seen, is training for submarine escapes.
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Old 11th Nov 2023, 07:36
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hoses - not fire hoses but air refuelling hoses?

So we're talking SAC here I'd guess??

Are the military still operating from it?? That Tower picture looks a bit old..................
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Old 11th Nov 2023, 08:02
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Parachute drying tower
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Old 11th Nov 2023, 09:26
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Bear is correct. Military airfield but civil now.
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Old 11th Nov 2023, 13:15
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looks like the southern USA but not Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico

Texas perhaps?
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Not Texas.



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Old 11th Nov 2023, 14:16
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Braking parachutes.
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Old 11th Nov 2023, 16:05
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Yes, braking chutes. The aircraft above is landing at the challenge and if you could identify it, it would lead to the answer. Good luck with that though. It is a specific event,
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Old 11th Nov 2023, 16:31
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AHHH that x287xx on the trail is a giveaway - it's 52-8711 - the first B-52 delivered to the USAF I think

so that's 29th June 1955 at Castle Airbase California just outside Atwater near Merced in the Central Valley

Retired FAR too early in 1965 - they could have got another 58 years service out of her.....................
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Asturias is correct on all counts. Now Merced-Castle regional. No scheduled services though. Active GA and used for a variety of other puposes including NASA stratospheric balloon launches and Google self driving car testing. Quite a bit of tech stuff based there. Also the Castle AFB museum is worth a visit with plenty of WW2 and cold war exibits including some a/c I had never seen before. They have a Vulcan and and other British stuff as well as US kit. Nearly all flown in apparently.

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Old 12th Nov 2023, 07:47
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Good challenge - I'd forgotten how flat the area around Merced is! The aircraft was clearly a very early model and pristine - the clue of a "significant event" took me to first flight (s) and then to first delivery..............

OH I'm afraid - I'm on the road this coming week with intermittent coms
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Old 18th Nov 2023, 09:25
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well I'm back - so here's one that may have passed you by - the trees have grown up in the last 50 years or so


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Are we back in European disused cold war locations? As I wild punt I'll suggest Löpten as that has similar trees and is regularly used for public recreation.
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Old 18th Nov 2023, 17:46
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yes - this was never used as far as I know but was quite an important location............................
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Old 19th Nov 2023, 07:40
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It was designed around a specific aircraft IIRC - other aircraft would use it but it wasn't planned that way
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Old 21st Nov 2023, 07:26
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very much used by the public these days - about 940m of tarmac


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Old 22nd Nov 2023, 14:07
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Lots of trees but no sheds nor , oddly , can I find any lamp posts........................
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I know this sounds quite ludicrous but its not Rotten Row is it ?
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Brooklands?
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