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  • spark plug
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Nov 2014
    • 165

    Tailplane tip? Whitley perhaps?

    Cast element in the leading edge and a nice inspector's stamp.
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  • Whitley_Project
    If in doubt apply heat..
    • Jan 2000
    • 2842

    #2
    Hi Spark Plug

    Yes made by Armstrong Whitworth, but they also made Albermarles and Lancasters in WW2. I do not recognise it as a Whitley parts. If you can find a part number I can tell you either way....

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    • spark plug
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Nov 2014
      • 165

      #3
      will keep looking, its a Stradishall part so probably Lanc or Whitley then

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      • Peter
        Moderator
        • Jan 2000
        • 12508

        #4
        kind of looks like a tailplane tip that fairs into the rudder on a lanc
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        Last edited by Peter; 15th February 2015, 15:10.
        Cheers,Peter
        "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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        • spark plug
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Nov 2014
          • 165

          #5
          Thanks peter its close, I keep looking for a number but no luck yet sometimes they jump out at you.

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          • Peter
            Moderator
            • Jan 2000
            • 12508

            #6
            Sparkplug, the numbers to the right of the AW stamp looks like AW865....?
            Cheers,Peter
            "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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            • spark plug
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Nov 2014
              • 165

              #7
              my god you have good eyes AW 86501 there are more but on a corroded break

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              • Whitley_Project
                If in doubt apply heat..
                • Jan 2000
                • 2842

                #8
                That number is out of range for the Whitley. It's probably an Albemarle part

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                • Peter
                  Moderator
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 12508

                  #9
                  Elliot, I thought about the albermale... the tip of it with that rod coming out is too small for the arm that operated the rudder on the lanc.. Definitely not Whitley then?
                  Cheers,Peter
                  "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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                  • spark plug
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Nov 2014
                    • 165

                    #10
                    Looks like AW 86501 I 18?2

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                    • Whitley_Project
                      If in doubt apply heat..
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 2842

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Peter View Post
                      Elliot, I thought about the albermale... the tip of it with that rod coming out is too small for the arm that operated the rudder on the lanc.. Definitely not Whitley then?
                      Yes, I think so Peter

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                      • 12jaguar
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Apr 2007
                        • 1632

                        #12
                        If so, then that's a nice find then Kev
                        http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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                        • spark plug
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Nov 2014
                          • 165

                          #13
                          Cheers John, I found a vague reference to a special duties Albermarle crashing at Stradishall but unable to open the page. I will revert to (old school) and have a look and see if there is a mention in the history of Stradishall airfield book . Kev

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                          • Peter
                            Moderator
                            • Jan 2000
                            • 12508

                            #14
                            Nice find for sure..
                            Cheers,Peter
                            "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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                            • spark plug
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Nov 2014
                              • 165

                              #15
                              Trawled through the book last night, unfortunatly couldnt find a reference to an Albermarle crash at Stradishall, so if anyone has any info from Chorley I would be most grateful. Kev

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