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First reportJanuary 14 2022
by Discover_re

Bulldozers at the ready
by Discover_re on January 14 2022 01:26 hr CE(S)T   Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/urfy ]

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Risk of being seen
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Did you see other people?
  none or very few

Visit date    December 10 2021 at 18 hr
Visit duration    3 hours

The National Gas Turbine Establishment (NGTE) was a large industrial site used to develop and test jet engines. It opened in the 1940s and was expanded until its closure in 2000. From the 1950s to the 1970s it was the largest facility of its kind in Europe. Pyestock was operational throughout the Cold War and the V bomber, Harrier and Tornado engines were tested on site. Due to its secluded position, surrounded by woodland, captured Soviet engines were examined on the premises.

The Anechoic Chamber that still stands today has a 10,000 cubic metre chamber for noise testing, with a wind tunnel and noise-cancelling insulation. This allowed engines to be tested in flight conditions, identifying the source of sound waves from the jets.

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