Radar ‘bullring’ footing

Colour slides, first image shows the harsh winter and cold conditions for the construction team during installation of the bullring which radar pedestal sat on, the structure of the radar antenna and pedestal base weighed 113.82 tonnes which was carried by this 1.74m diameter ball-bearing race or known as a ‘bullring’. 

The second image shows radome construction with completed radar bullring footing in foreground.

  • Index Number FA0246.38 / FA0246.39
  • Index Type Slide
  • Item Medium Colour
  • Item Manufacturer Dennis Wompra Studios Collection
  • Item Date 1962
  • Item Description Radar bullring footing
  • Item Location Room 1, bay 5, shelf 2, box 246
  • Image Copyright Fylingdales Archive

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