A new batch of 4,500 aerial images has been released and is now accessible on the NCAP website. The images were taken between 1978 and 1989 and cover locations across the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen.
This batch of images features extensive coverage of the Sennelager military training area north of Paderborn, controlled by the British Army. This area has been used for military training since the late 19th century and bears the scars of generations of military vehicles, entrenchments and constructions. Several photographic reconnaissance sorties covering the area were flown in the 1980's by Royal Air Force Canberra PR Mk 9 aircraft of 39 Squadron and 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit. Images from these sorties show Leopard Main Battle Tanks and armoured vehicles moving around the ranges, and record a mock-up of a housing estate, used to train British troops for deployment to Northern Ireland.
To view the images in this release, please click on the sortie links on the right.