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    So what are these from?

    Spitfire ! do not think so

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    In auction tomorrow
    https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/a...2-a76a00e6871d

    95cm tall ???? nearly a metre
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    Blenheim, Horsa type.
    The garage that keeps on giving

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    Nice, an estimate of £200 on them. will have to see what they make
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    They look a bit like whitley wheels

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    Do you already have a set Elliott?

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    they look very much like my Horsa wheel.............

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    Tyres marked 12-25/12 895x295 'WN15' 10175. With Air Ministry marks to the hubs; numbers AM2164 and 14059


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    The do look a lot smaller in the photos than they really are I thought they were tail wheels when I found them
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    No Cees, I would kill for some Whitley wheels

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    could they be Whitley ?
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    Just dug it out of the shed, and put some air in it !

    Oh, please don't get excited by the writing, no, sadly there is no Oxfordshire Aircraft Collection to visit, way back in the 80's we had a fair selection including Mosquito TJ118 but mostly we were an archaeological recovery group.

    I had forgotten how good a condition the wheel was. We found 5 I think on a farm very close to Brize Norton, we have always assumed it is Horsa, as many were sold off from the area.

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    Ju this is one of the 5. I remember cycling around curbridge and spotted 4 on a harvest wagon. I went and asked the farmer if he had anymore. He said I've got the remains of 5 Horsas that I bought at the end of the war. He said he'd burnt one wheel the week before and it had gone off like a flare....hardly surprising. You and I and Peter IIRC went to collect the wheels. I was still at school lol! Most were in a garage with a lovely old Vauxhall wyvern. I remember he said you can have the remains of the horsas, got so excited until he handed me a bucket! He'd burnt them and put the steel fittings in a bucket. We also recovered several undercarriage legs. Those were great days. I wish I'd got to keep one of those wheels. So yes, deffo Horsa.

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