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CYPRUS - Mandria Highway Strip 19 Sep 2014 17:08 #1

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This airstrip was believed to be built in the late 1970's as an emergency runway, there were three built on the island, one here, one at Kofinou and one at Kornos. All of them are very similar in length and all have the four square dispersal areas, two at each end of the runway. There are no records of any of them being used.

Google earth view of the airstrip / motorway;

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Google earth view of the west end dispersals;

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The south west dispersal from the field side, note the path of the telegraph wires;

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Without the fence in the way;

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Showing the entrance on to the airstrip / motorway;

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CYPRUS - Mandria Highway Strip 19 Sep 2014 19:14 #2

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Hi Rich:

Interesting discovery. Where they funded/built by the US, the Brits or the locals?

Were they the outcome of the 1974 festivities?

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CYPRUS - Mandria Highway Strip 19 Sep 2014 19:37 #3

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WJT;151062 wrote: Hi Rich:

Interesting discovery. Where they funded/built by the US, the Brits or the locals?

Were they the outcome of the 1974 festivities?

Bill


As far as I can ascertain they were definitely as a result of the 1974 festivities. No idea on who funded them though. I will go and visit the third one in the next few weeks too.

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CYPRUS - Mandria Highway Strip 19 Sep 2014 22:41 #4

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As I recall there were big signs at one time, about year 2000?, saying that the motorway network as a whole were funded by an Arab regional development fund

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CYPRUS - Mandria Highway Strip 19 Sep 2014 22:47 #5

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Richard Flagg;151053 wrote: here are no records of any of them being used.


I think that is not true, I recall reading somewhere that one, maybe two had been used, I will try to find the reference

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CYPRUS - Mandria Highway Strip 20 Sep 2014 18:08 #6

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netcompsys;151080 wrote: I think that is not true, I recall reading somewhere that one, maybe two had been used, I will try to find the reference

Kevin


That'd be great if you do come across it Kevin, they are quite interesting to look at and it'd be nice to know for definite if they were used.

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