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Piece of History

The mirrors were a fore-runner too radar and the experimental work here still stands after being... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David C
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London, United Kingdom
One of a kind WWII Memorabilia

You can see it from miles away and it looks like a giant satellite dish. Of course, it was created... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2019
wildfirejc
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Lydd, United Kingdom
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The mirrors were a fore-runner too radar and the experimental work here still stands after being abandoned in 1930s. Mirrors can be seen from a distance but can only be reached on open days. RSPB who look after the site have open days a few times a year. Next one is
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You can see it from miles away and it looks like a giant satellite dish. Of course, it was created to give advance warning of planes flying over from France - a precursor to Radar. Up close, the sheer magnitude of the hyperbola dish and the elongated convex wall in concrete are
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as they are on a bird reserve access is limited to a couple of days a year but well worth a visit. After the war an attempt was made to blow them up but it failed thank goodness. Open day is usually in July
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It did take a bit of time to navigate our way to finding this gem. And you have to walk over a rocky terrain to find them, which can be a bit of a headache. The mirrors are on an island to which we had no access but they were impressive from a distance.
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Long before the invention of modern day radar experimental conclave concrete dishes were invented to enable the sounds of approaching aircraft from many miles away. The dishes have bene preserved but remain "undiscovered" to many thousands. So if you are at Dungeness make time
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