Radome section 1984-1992

In 1981 BMEWS Site I, Thule Greenland radome caught fire, and the Goodyear Aerospace radome panels which were constructed of fibre glass, cardboard and paper caused a fire hazard.

Due to this incident in 1984 RAF Fylingdales three radomes were replaced, with an aluminium framework or geodesic structure that was clad with a tensioned Kelon plastic skin.

  • Index Number FA0201
  • Index Type Radome section
  • Item Medium Aluminium, Kelon Plastic
  • Item Manufacturer Unknown
  • Item Date 1984
  • Item Description Radome section 1984-1992
  • Item Location Room 2, bay 4
  • Image Copyright Fylingdales Archive

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