Forgotten military bases and abandoned hardware constitute many fascinating modern ruins, while educating us about our past and informing us of the heroic deeds carried out by previous generations across the world. Join us as we explore crumbling wartime airfields, isolated research stations, even top secret aircraft, and much more.
Air-raid shelters were a common feature of suburban gardens across Britain during World War Two. This one has found a new life as a place to store garden equipment.
This atmospheric photograph depicts the beginning of the end for an early production Avro Vulcan, which perished in the fire pits of RAF Manston, Kent, during the late 1970s.
In 1988, Hawk T1A XX304 crashed on take-off at RAF Scampton while serving with the Red Arrows display team. The cockpit has been restored as a simulator, but what happened the rest of the jet?
A record 48-tons of silver bullion worth around £155 million has been recovered from a World War Two shipwreck that was torpedoed in 1941 off the coast of Ireland.
Forgotten military bases, aircraft graveyards, vehicles and other objects present some of the world’s most compelling and historically intriguing abandoned places.
Remember the famous scenes in Bond film Thunderball when divers stole two atomic bombs from a submerged Vulcan bomber? Check out these rare photos of the full scale Vulcan mock-up.
Occupying a commanding position overlooking the small Bulgarian town of Omurtag is the Park of Aviation and Aeronautics, a collection of largely Soviet-era military memorabilia.
Known for its storms and reefs, the treacherous Red Sea is home to one of the world’s most spectacular ship graveyards, offering some of the best wreck diving in the world.
The Murmansk was a Russian Sverdlov class cruiser built in 1955. Its impressive wreck lies off the coast of Norway between North Cape and Tromso.
Though rather grainy, this rare image captures the beginning of the end for Avro Vulcan B.2 XM652, which was dismantled at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire during the early 1980s.
This former museum turned aircraft graveyard is like a time capsule, a repository of corroding Cold War technology in the heart Moscow’s redeveloping urban landscape.
This ghostly shipwreck is that of a Russian Moma class surveillance vessel, one of many wrecks littering the floor of the Red Sea in what can only be described as a ship graveyard.
Lying on the isolated Lafonia peninsula of East Falkland, this mangled tail section is all that remains of a No. 1 Squadron Harrier GR3 shot down during the battle of Goose Green.
Built in secret in 1984 by the Lockheed Skunk Works, the Sea Shadow was an experimental stealth ship funded by DARPA for potential US Navy service.
Aircraft graveyards can be compelling and lead to atmospheric urbex photography, but it’s sad to see historic aircraft left to the mercy of vandals and the elements.