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Durry Loch; Campbeltown; ARGYLL; SCOTLAND

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Date: 07 August 1988
Location: Durry Loch; Campbeltown; ARGYLL; SCOTLAND
Coordinates (lat, lon): 55.441011, -5.688436
Description: Part of the All Scotland Survey.
During the Cold War, RAF Machrihanish served as an emergency dispersal site for two RAF V-bombers, armed with nuclear weapons. The Operational Readiness Platform, where the aircraft would be parked, ready to depart at very short notice, can be seen at the eastern end of the runway. To the north-west of the runway is a nuclear weapons store formerly used by the US Navy.
Sortie: ASS/63188
Frame: 0085
Corporate bodies: Planning & Mapping Limited
Image type: Vertical
Scale: 24000