OT for the Air heads

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by gazmill, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. gazmill

    gazmill Member

    Theres a pair of these lying at the farm where i have storage that may be destined for the scrap heap
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    I realise that they're off a plane but if someone in the know could identify what they came from it could help in saving them from the melting pot and satisfy my curiousity.
    Info appreciated

    Cheers Gary..
     
  2. Dazzla

    Dazzla Member

    My dad would say they're off a Spitfire.

    His justification being that they're not on a Spitfire ..........

    Dazzla
     
  3. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Gary,


    Size would be handy.

    Martin P
     
  4. ploughman

    ploughman New Member

    Hi,
    How about sending the size and a pic to the museum at Duxford?
    Regards,
    Harry
     
  5. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Gary,

    I have checked some of my books and images on the Web and I am fairly certain they are P51 Mustang main under carriage wheels.
    The sad thing is that as a usable item they are most likely scrap as they would have to undergo severe testing, corrosion, crack and structural testing which i think they would fail. I dont think that even Duxford would use them on static exhibits unless they were near perfect in condition.

    Martin P
     
  6. Elden

    Elden New Member

    I'd hate to see them go to the scrapper. Is there any reason they couldn't be adapted to some modern hubs and used for an off-road engine trolley?

    They'd be sure to draw comments.

    Merry Christmas everybody from the Redneck Riviera!
     
  7. gazmill

    gazmill Member

    Thanks folks I'll have a look for a size when i go to the farm tommorow, if they're off something interesting i'll probably buy them from the farmer for scrap money or find them a home at a museum or some such.
    Martin I think they're to big to be from a mustang, I suspect they came from a considerably heavier plane. the size should give us a better idea.

    Cheers Gary..
     
  8. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Gary,

    From pictures they are the same eight tear drop pattern with the ridge on the outer dia, they would be nearly 2 foot in dia.

    Martin P
     
  9. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    FWIW I agree with Martin.

    ttfn
    Roland
     
  10. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    hmm there similar but wouldn't say there the same,

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    the Mustang doesn't have the notches in the rim, and the tear drops have a ridge on them.

    Cheers Steve
     
  11. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

  12. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    From what I can see the K's had the same wheels as the B's, C's, D's and F's, D's and F's were smaller at 27", the p51H had a different design of wheel.

    The one in the pic you added looks similar, I haven't been able to find a clear picture with that type of wheel fitted.

    Cheers Steve
     
  13. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    similar design fitted to P38 and nosewheel of B29, TBM Avenger.

    Martin P
     
  14. gazmill

    gazmill Member

    It will be avalable for inspection on the 28th Martin if you can make it.

    Cheers Gary..
     
  15. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Gary,

    Peter and I intend to come subject to all that white stuff they are promising tuesday.

    Martin P
     
  16. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    There similar to a few of the ww2 American aircraft wheels, the notches in the rim are throwing me off what they are, also cant really tell the size from that picture, the P51 wheels were 27" (from what I know), well all except the H and the XP models.

    similar to the p38

    http://www.militaryfactory.com/imagevie ... 9;%20color

    been routing through my photo recon books and details modelling stuff to come up with a answer, would like to hear what it is.

    Cheers Steve
     
  17. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Had the chance to sit on the said wheel today and took many pictures to use for identification.

    Martin P
     
  18. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Gentlemen,

    I quickly googled the web last night and with the numbers I took off of the wheel I have found that the wheel rims were spec'd for use on DC3/C47's but with with 17.00 tyres and not with the 15.00 tyres fitted.
    Still looking.

    Martin P
     
  19. gazmill

    gazmill Member

    Hi Martin, it would be nice if it's off a dakota they're one of my faves. I should have got the numbers and googled it but I took the pic months ago and the farm was a bit bleak of late.
    I look forward to any more info.

    Cheers Gary..
     
  20. david

    david New Member

    The wheels are probably from a Mosqueto. Lister's used them on their crosscut saw benches, driven by a Petter A twin cylinder
    David
     

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