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    Default Re: Identify wheel from bomber aircraft

    Yes, that's the one. Though at times it's been down as Lancaster, Wellington and Halifax... Perhaps need some closer images of the central axle and measurements to give those in the know a better steer.

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    If that's the one in Glen Feshie it's believed to be from a Halifax.
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    Default Re: Identify wheel from bomber aircraft

    You need to sign in to see the link. No idea why the site requires that but I tested on a private page (without signing in) and the link was not showing on my original post.

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    Am I the only one who can't see the photo...?

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    Default Re: Identify wheel from bomber aircraft

    Well if I wasn't signed in, I wouldn't be able to post :-)

    I think it's a Mac thing...I seem to remember having this issue previously when images have been added to posts.

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    Default Re: Identify wheel from bomber aircraft

    I am always signed in - on a PC running Win 7 - I have 'not seen' images on here before :)

    Edit - I guess it could be down to which browser ??
    Last edited by bvs; 19th November 2023 at 18:57.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonclanger View Post
    Yes, that's the one. Though at times it's been down as Lancaster, Wellington and Halifax... Perhaps need some closer images of the central axle and measurements to give those in the know a better steer.
    It's pretty local to me so I'll take a closer look at it and take some measurements etc next time I'm in the glen.
    Linzee

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    Default Re: Identify wheel from bomber aircraft

    Assuming the wheel is from a British type. As of January 1944 production of large landing wheels from Dunlop was
    A.H.2238 Halifax, Lancaster, York
    A.H.2223 Stirling
    A.H.10158 Wellington
    A.H.2289 Albemarle, Whitley
    A.H.8137 Buckingham, Windsor, Brigand
    A.H.2135 Warwick
    A.H.2221 Mosquito PR, F.II, T.III
    A.H.8079 Mosquito all other marks
    A.H.2074 Walrus
    A.H.8049 Sea Otter
    A.H.8053 Hamilcar

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    Default Re: Identify wheel from bomber aircraft

    Link appears now. One can't use img tags with html urls.

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    Default Re: Identify wheel from bomber aircraft

    An additional photo added of the wheel (thx Linzee)

    https://www.lancaster-ed559.co.uk/wheel.html

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    Default Re: Identify wheel from bomber aircraft

    Quote Originally Posted by londonclanger View Post
    An additional photo added of the wheel (thx Linzee)

    https://www.lancaster-ed559.co.uk/wheel.html
    Thanks for the link, I ought to add that while I was there today I gave the wheel a thorough inspection and could not find a single mark or stamp anywhere to be seen........and I'm normally pretty good at spotting them.
    Linzee

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    Default Re: Identify wheel from bomber aircraft

    This has been discussed before, and the wheel already measured.

    https://www.lancaster-ed559.co.uk/wheel.html

    https://heavywhalley.wordpress.com/2...-ideas-anyone/

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    The outer diameter 63.75 (O.D.) is the same on Handley Page Halifax and Avro Lancaster. Main tire has the size 64X22.50-26 on both.

    Difficult to see all hub details after so many years, but seems to be from a Halifax.

    Finn

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