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Again from the Spitfire crash site

Article about: On the first picture do my eyes deceive or is that a pear-shaped indentation? If so it could be the modification that was done to accommodate the tail-wheel.

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    Here are a selection of part more important from the Spitfire crash site. Some idea about unknow part? Thanks. I have identified aircraft and his pilot. As soon is possible I'll post a report about him.

    Parte of fuselage with number of aircraft. Where is allocate?


    Detail


    Part of wing with a fragment of flag


    Other part of flag


    Small part to identify


    Part of gum to identify


    Part to identify


    Part of plastic glass cupule


    Part of wood air-screw


    Part of .303 machine gun with other part to identify


    Small doors and some part to identify


    Tools used from people that cut the aircraft after crash


    Small parts to identify


    Part in gum and plastic


    Fuzes


    Part with writings


    Plates


    Button and cover button


    Unknow part


    Oil pump?


    Detail with n. 01995

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    yanks12025
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    Any of the pieces for sale. And i did not know they had american parts on them. Thanks

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    All you need now is a big tube of glue and you could put that thing back together

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    Quote by Brindlereo View Post
    All you need now is a big tube of glue and you could put that thing back together


    Superb relics mate... well done!

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    Quote by yanks12025 View Post
    Any of the pieces for sale. And i did not know they had american parts on them. Thanks
    Sorry but nothing for sale. Just all for our museum.
    British aircraft in Italy often have USA radio.

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    Hello Matteo, you really are finding some stuff there! Picture 5 is item 73 in the scan, a harness release lever so the pilot could lean forward in the cockpit. Your button cover is item 47. The long unknown piece is the slot the canopy slides in. Keep digging and posting!
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture rail2[1].jpg   Sutton Harness release.jpg  


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    Very interesting stuff! The pump you are looking at is a water pump. Are you sure it's from a Spitfire? The wood airscrew looks more like from a Harvard. By the time Spits were in Italy they were all using metal props. But the rest of the items are very cool indeed! I also wonder if you may not be digging up multiple airframes.


    Cheers
    Gary

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    Hello Gary (astonishing selection of bits in the other thread!) I think all of Matteo's pieces are Spitfire. Very early (Battle of Britain era) Spits had aluminium blades made by DeHavilland. Later marks had wooden laminate blades by Dowty Rotol. The labels are also umistakably British and other identifiable pieces, although difficult to dig out pictures of, are a pneumatic connection to a .303 browning, a brass slider off the canopy, an elevator or rudder trim tab frame and lots of round engine cowling faster surrounds with alignment marks on them. Over on the Flypast forum a Very knowledgable expert has suggested:

    'I would say JF879 from the stencil spacing, plus the flaked paint leaving a witness mark on the base metal on the '8', similar to the missing paint on the down stroke of the '7'.
    601 Squadron loss 2 April 1944. Operating out of Marcianise (about one third up the west side of the Italian 'boot')'
    Does this agree with your details, Matteo?

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    Hi Ian,

    Thanks for the info on the prop manufacture. I thought they had all changed to full metal props by then. A good friend of mine (Chuck) informs me that the radio Crystal Unit is for either the reciever or transmitter of a SCR-522/TR-1143 which is a US made but modified for the British aircraft radio.


    Cheers
    Gary
    Quote by ian_ View Post
    Hello Gary (astonishing selection of bits in the other thread!) I think all of Matteo's pieces are Spitfire. Very early (Battle of Britain era) Spits had aluminium blades made by DeHavilland. Later marks had wooden laminate blades by Dowty Rotol. The labels are also umistakably British and other identifiable pieces, although difficult to dig out pictures of, are a pneumatic connection to a .303 browning, a brass slider off the canopy, an elevator or rudder trim tab frame and lots of round engine cowling faster surrounds with alignment marks on them. Over on the Flypast forum a Very knowledgable expert has suggested:

    'I would say JF879 from the stencil spacing, plus the flaked paint leaving a witness mark on the base metal on the '8', similar to the missing paint on the down stroke of the '7'.
    601 Squadron loss 2 April 1944. Operating out of Marcianise (about one third up the west side of the Italian 'boot')'
    Does this agree with your details, Matteo?

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    I think they might be Hurricane, I believe that HA stamped on the plates, is Hawker.
    Bob T.

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