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Type E Aircraft Storage Shed

The Type E aircraft storage shed (often called the "E Type") was designed in 1937 and built, as its name suggests, at aircraft storage units.

They were built of concrete arched ribs with cross beams, and covered in slightly curved precast concrete slabs, and then covered in soil and turf. The end walls were constructed of reinforced concrete columns and beams with 5in thick concrete infill. The doors are steel, with a 40ft opening at the rear, and 60ft opening at the front formed with four leaves. Typical dimensions are a length of 300ft, a span of 160ft and a height of 24ft 9in.

Remaining examples can be seen at Hullavington.


Photographs

Type E aircraft storage shed, Hullavington.
Type E hangar at Hullavington. 13 July 2008. © Nick Challoner.

Type E aircraft storage shed, Hullavington.
Type E hangar at Hullavington. 13 July 2008. © Nick Challoner.

Type E aircraft storage shed, Hullavington.
Type E hangar at Hullavington. 13 July 2008. © Nick Challoner.


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