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TOPIC: Airfield Snow Clearing

Airfield Snow Clearing 10 Jul 2014 15:18 #161

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WJT;132516 wrote: The use of salt on an aerodrome is just about the biggest no-no there is.

During the quest to eliminate fog on airfields during the late 1930s and into WWII, other systems apart from heat were tried. Spraying the area with calcium chloride, or salt, proved partially successful until the scientists were informed of the side effects.

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Plan A is always more effective when the problem you are working on understands that Plan B will involve the use of dynamite :twisted:.

Airfield Snow Clearing 29 Jul 2014 11:03 #162

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I came across this image

http://photos.shetland-museum.org.uk/index.php?a=subjects&s=item&key=SYToyOntpOjA7aTo3MDY7aToxO3M6MTU6IlJveWFsIEFpciBGb3JjZSI7fQ==&pg=12

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Photo NumberAI00338
TitleSNOGO snow-clearing vehicle with George Nicolson
PhotographerIsbister, A
ParishLerwick

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PS 1498 Sno-Go snow-clearing vehicle withJoe Fraser. He was one of the first if not the first driver of this vechicle. The vehicle was ex-Royal Air Force.


There are other pictures of them in action on the site, just search for RAF or snow clearing

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Airfield Snow Clearing 30 Jul 2014 06:02 #163

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Thanks for the link Martin, some interesting 1940s images in there relating to local airfields and seaplane bases.

Using the Index Search from the lefthand column and selecting Aviation gives 58 pages of related photographs.

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Airfield Snow Clearing 10 Apr 2015 20:46 #164

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One of the RAF's latest de-icer wagons is already up for disposal:

http://www.mod-sales.com/direct/vehicle/home/73651/Left_Hand_Drive_SDI_Aviation.htm

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Airfield Snow Clearing 10 Apr 2015 21:37 #165

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WJT;159037 wrote: One of the RAF's latest de-icer wagons is already up for disposal:

http://www.mod-sales.com/direct/vehicle/home/73651/Left_Hand_Drive_SDI_Aviation.htm


New 2002 so 13 years old.

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