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« Reply #60 on: March 23, 2016, 11:36:32 AM »

Just been past the radar on the way to the tip and there were a couple of cars parked there and it was turning.  Smiley
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« Reply #61 on: March 23, 2016, 11:53:33 AM »

I understood that the Radar has been purchased for Lydd?
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« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2016, 10:43:49 AM »

A few large plywood packing cases on site this morning. Dismantling the radar today?
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« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2016, 11:16:00 AM »

There was an article in the Thanet Gazette regarding the removal of this..

http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/Manston-airport-radar-removed/story-29019835-detail/story.html
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« Reply #64 on: April 01, 2016, 09:17:12 AM »

It's gone  Cry

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« Reply #65 on: April 01, 2016, 11:19:20 AM »

Apparently it was leased and will be moved to either Newcastle or Doncaster, depending on which rumour you read!
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« Reply #66 on: April 01, 2016, 15:49:37 PM »

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« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2016, 10:13:19 AM »

It is incredible for me, a survivor of the crash there in 1948, to see the stalwart efforts of the Save Manston Airport group nearly 70 years after the tragegy. Like them, I would not like to see this historic airfield covered in houses!  So I have joined the SMA and am very happy that a US investor - RiverOak - is currently negotiating the take over of Manston Airport so that commercial flights can start again.
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« Reply #68 on: April 10, 2016, 12:46:47 PM »

More worrying I would say, ie off airport site.

The American firm discussed the potential for compulsory acquisition of land currently associated with two operational museums as the land could be required in respect of highways improvement. However, the minutes stated RiverOak noted Cry their intention that the museums would be provided with upgraded facilities as part of its development
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« Reply #69 on: June 03, 2017, 13:43:30 PM »

It seems like only yesterday that you could see things like this in East Kent  Cry

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« Reply #70 on: June 03, 2017, 18:31:22 PM »

I can remember a few years back standing on Tankerton slopes watching an Antonov AN-225 on approach to Manston, that was some sight, it appeared to be just hanging in the sky.

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Empty weight: 285,000 kg (628,317 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 640,000 kg (1,410,958 lb)

Maximum speed: 850 km/h (528 mph; 459 kn)

Cruising speed: 800 km/h (497 mph; 432 kn)

Range: 15,400 km (9,569 mi; 8,315 nmi) with maximum fuel; range with maximum payload: 4,000 km (2,500 mi)
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« Reply #71 on: June 05, 2017, 23:42:49 PM »

Yes, I remember that.  She arrived with helicopters for one of the Air Shows and took them back later.
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« Reply #72 on: May 16, 2018, 07:57:48 AM »

Illustrated London News - Saturday 16 December 1939

The air-photographs reproduced on this and the following pages appeared recently in a German periodical as having been taken by German reconnaissance 'planes flying over England. There appears to be no reason why they should not be genuine, for solitary German reconnaissance 'planes are known to have flown over on various occasions since the war. The R.A.F. have, of course, taken quantities of photographs of different parts of Germany, though few of them have been permitted to be published by our authorities.

The German interpretation of the photograph of Manston Aerodrome (near Ramsgate) runs: A: fighter 'planes on the flying-field. B: hangars. C: barracks. D: walled-in magazines. E: air-raid shelters. F: radio-masts. G: camouflage marking on the aerodrome.

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« Reply #73 on: May 16, 2018, 17:38:23 PM »

There were a few German taken ones of Manston and one is a very good quality allowing a decent zoom in. These, I suspect, were rescued as the allies advance across Europe so it is good to see how one which looks pre or early war was sourced in 1939.
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