Here’s the inside of Cell 4 at NGTE, this testing facility was used to test the jet engines for Concord. If you look closely you can see the props still left for Sahara on one of the pipes on the right.

The first time I walked into this area I was TOTALLY awestruck at the size of the machinery, there’s so much to see just in this hanger, lots of different viewpoints and being a boy, lots to climb on!

Cell 4 at NGTE, the National Turbine Testing Facility in Fleet, Hampshire (Mark Blundell)

I’ve included the below picture to give a sense of scale. Its not a particularly good shot but you can get the idea. I’m stood in the mouth of the cell in the top image.

Cell 4 at NGTE, the National Turbine Testing Facility in Fleet, Hampshire (Mark Blundell)

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