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Old Sarum

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TimC340
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Old Sarum

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I've been asked to help out in a project for the museum at Old Sarum which involves a virtual reconstruction of the hangars (and possibly the entire airfield), possibly to be used as the source file for 3D-printed models or model parts.

I have some images of the Belfast Truss hangars in a number of locations (Hooton Park, Filton, Duxford and Old Sarum), and I now have some contemporary (1917) plans of some buildings typical of the period, but not much else. Google Maps has 3D imagery of the current airfield, but of course a lot has been lost over the years. Does anyone have knowledge of other potential source material?

It's quite possible that this could result in a '3D Walkthrough' of the camp. I'm not sure if this would read-across to a P3D or MSFS reconstruction directly, but the buildings could certainly eventually be made available in a library.

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This project is moving on, along with moving goalposts! It's now going to represent the hangar at some time nearer when it was built (1917). The Belfast Trusses are a geometric nightmare to construct! I suspect this one building will end up near 100mb in size, so I don't think it will be usable as-is in our sims, but a simplified version would be possible.

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This is what they look like in place (within SketchUp, so shadows are crap):

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