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Farnborough Balloon Hangar

By MossyOak  
Photographed last night as the sun was setting. Something i've been wanting to get for quite a while now.

This structure dates from the origins of the British Army Balloon School. It is a framework that formed part of a portable airship hangar which was recovered by Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST). It has been restored and re-erected by Slough Estates as the centrepiece for a major refurbishment of the now disused Farnborough Airfield site. The airship hangar will become a feature in the middle of the business park to commemorate the history of Farnborough Airfield.

The hangar is made up of 112 riveted lattice frames, each weighing half a ton, and bolted together to form the 260-foot long structure. It is braced using 400 number galvanised M20 tendons and 184 number 6mm diameter stainless steel cable systems.

Tags: General Transport Balloon Architecture Farnborough Hangar Flash and lighting

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14 Apr 2012 4:40PM
an amazing piece of engineering richard superbly photographed too

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johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 4:45PM
Amazing from every aspect Richard
Alec1 9 4 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 5:10PM
Stunning shot Richard, love the colours and structure.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
14 Apr 2012 5:17PM
Different to your usual stuff mate, but still a delight to look at....

Maiwand 10 3 72 England
14 Apr 2012 6:41PM
Imposing looking structure Richard with some long history behind it. Excellent shot.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 7:08PM
A fantastic image, of the highest possible quality, great narrative, very interesting.

Regards Nathan
NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
14 Apr 2012 7:13PM
good looking shot ,well recorded.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 7:45PM
very beautiful Richard, love the sunset behind this magnificent structure - well worth waiting for IMO
UrbaneMagick 5 172 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 8:57PM
Well worth the wait, nature & engineering working pretty well together in that capture!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Apr 2012 10:58PM
nature and civil engineering married perfectly

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