I have wanted to fly out to photograph Spitbank Fort for some time. Dave / @OzoneVibe tempted me with his photos last year, but it was never going to happen with my Mavic Air as it was too far.
But with the M2P it was a dream - especially with attaching strobe lights to give extra VLOS.
Spitbank Fort is one of four sea forts in the Solent that were build to protect the approach to Portsmouth Harbour. I know plan to find a way to capture all 4!
These man-made island forts were originally built to protect the eastern approaches to Portsmouth Harbour from attack by enemy forces. The four armour-plated forts were designed by Captain E. H. Stewart, overseen by Assistant Inspector General of Fortifications, Colonel W. F. D. Jervois. Construction took place between 1865 and 1880, at a total cost of £1,177,805. By the time the forts had been completed, the threat of invasion had long since passed and although the forts were armed and re-armed as technology advanced, they were never used in anger. They were decommissioned in 1956 and put up for sale the 1960s, although they were not sold until the 1980s. They have now been transformed into luxury hotels and a museum.