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HYTHE (Kent) - Sound Mirror

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A 30ft Sound Mirror. Similar to the better preserved example at Greatstone-on-Sea. They were a fore-runner to radar, intended to pinpoint enemy aircraft by magnifying the sound of their engines and focusing it at a listening position. There is some doubt as to there effectiveness, but they were never used as they became superseded by radar.

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Location

On the hillside above the Military Canal. Can be viewed from a footpath up the going hill. It was showing serious deterioration in 2011, with a large chunk having fallen off.