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Prestwick International Airport; Monkton and Prestwick; AYRSHIRE; SCOTLAND

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Date: 25 October 1971
Location: Prestwick International Airport; Monkton and Prestwick; AYRSHIRE; SCOTLAND
Coordinates (lat, lon): 55.505816, -4.583218
Description: During the Cold War, Prestwick served as an emergency dispersal site for two RAF V-bombers, armed with nuclear weapons. The remains of the Operational Readiness Platform, where the aircraft would have been parked, ready to depart at short notice, can be seen at the eastern end of the runway.
Sortie: MER/160/71
Frame: 0046
Image type: Vertical
Scale: 5000