Missiles Fires In Souda Bay
Posted 12 April 2008 - 10:37 PM
Hummm, jet fighters buzzing around overhead are one thing but missiles? Anyone know just how far from Souda this firing range is?
Posted 12 April 2008 - 10:44 PM
Perhaps Heraklion might be my first choice airport in the future
Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:00 AM
Posted 13 April 2008 - 11:16 AM
What frightens me is that the language used by some participants suggests they see it as a high level computer game - and I cannot help but think that some of these people fail to realise what happens to human beings when they press these buttons on their planes etc.
As you say Dave, Heraklion has never seemed more attractive! Which is a sore point because I should have been on my way there now ;-(
Posted 13 April 2008 - 02:05 PM
I served with the (Dutch) Royal Air force in Muenster-Handorf, the 1st Group Guided Missiles (1eGGW), during the period '62-'64 (we had some anxious moments during the Cuba crisis) and guess what? Right, we went to Crete to do some real launching.
This is the Nike Hercules missile launched from the Akrotiri Peninsula launching site.
Posted 13 April 2008 - 08:56 PM
Sorry I forgot to mention:-
1)- Although there are the usual "NO PHOTOGRAPHY" signs all over the area, the site is very clear on Google Earth (at extreme eastern edge of Akrotiri peninsular), and there are nice photos on the website:-
(I tried using the "Insert Link" button but couldn't make it work, even after consulting "Help"
Posted 14 April 2008 - 01:07 PM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 09:30 PM