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blast pen

blast pen
Open blast pen.
blast pen
A covered blast pen.
Small enclosures surrounded by a strong embankment on two or three sides but open from the front (and in some cases also from the rear to cater for jet efflux or to permit entry of aircraft) to admit and store aircraft. Blast pens are also designed for storing or parking missiles, specialist vehicles, etc. Also called a hardened shelter.
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