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  • TT18Timbo
    Rather fond of Canberras
    • Apr 2008
    • 431

    Wheel/tyre ID assistance

    Evening all

    Having established I am not in possession of a Vulcan nosewheel, I wonder if anyone can assist in nailing an ID with the following numbers?

    Rim appears to be AH40041 (badly stamped so hard to be sure)
    Tyre: Dunlop DR76671 dated May 71
    Sec/Ref 27A/3975
    32x8.8 so fairly chunky. Outwardly similar to Canberra nosewheel but significantly larger.

    All I have established is that it is not listed in my AP104H Tyres and Tubes AP (3rd Edition Jan 2000) as either current or historic though Shackleton is not listed so am wondering about Shack nose in lieu of any other ideas.

    I'm a computer free household with a tiny mobile for internet access so I'm unable to post photos at present.

    Over to the forum!
    Last edited by TT18Timbo; 7th May 2015, 19:29.
  • TT18Timbo
    Rather fond of Canberras
    • Apr 2008
    • 431

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    • WV-903.
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Oct 2007
      • 568

      #3
      Hi TT,
      Looked through my lists and only aircraft that uses tyre size of:- 32"x8.8" is the Brittannia 200. And that Dunlop wheel part No is:- AH 50151.

      Other Brits used nose wheel sizes varying from 32" to 35". It certainly looks that era of wheel ( 3 Piece Flange and should be tubeless. ) Somewhere I have a CD of Brittannia Spares Lists, but don't think it is the 200 series. I'll post back here if anything apply's anyhow.
      Bill T.

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      • TT18Timbo
        Rather fond of Canberras
        • Apr 2008
        • 431

        #4
        Thanks Bill, it certainly looks the part for Brit so you may well be on to something.
        Standing by!

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        • Trolly Aux
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • May 2006
          • 3858

          #5
          DH114 Heron ?
          SMOKE SMOKE GO!
          TA out

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          • TT18Timbo
            Rather fond of Canberras
            • Apr 2008
            • 431

            #6
            Thanks for your suggestion Trolly - I looked at Devon and Heron but nothing tied up. It remains unidentified at present though Bills Britannia punt seems a good contender
            Last edited by TT18Timbo; 8th May 2015, 17:10.

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            • Trolly Aux
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • May 2006
              • 3858

              #7
              Ok Timbo, will be good to find out, I will keep looking in here for the other experts answers.
              SMOKE SMOKE GO!
              TA out

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              • TT18Timbo
                Rather fond of Canberras
                • Apr 2008
                • 431

                #8
                It will indeed, not knowing is ever so irritating!

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                • Mothminor
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Dec 2012
                  • 993

                  #9
                  Dunlop's own aircraft tyre website seems to back the Britannia suggestion -

                  http://www.dunlopaircrafttyres.com/p...ze-search.aspx

                  If you put the size ( I just put 32 cos it didn't work with 32x8.8) in the search box then click Select beside the Britannia, you get a lot of other info.
                  Hope there's something there of help.

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                  • TerryP
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Jan 2009
                    • 381

                    #10
                    The RAF Brit 253 appears (from a poor copy of the aircrew manual to an unknown amendment state) to have had a nose wheel AH50916 Ref 27A/3951, with a tyre Type DC 7666T Ref 27A3975 dimpled tread, Nylon, 12 ply 32 x 8.8-16 in

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                    • TT18Timbo
                      Rather fond of Canberras
                      • Apr 2008
                      • 431

                      #11
                      Thank you chaps - tad embarrassed that I didn't try the Dunlop site first as it's not long since I used it to ID another tyre. .oops! So we're at a point where the tyre is certainly of the type fitted to Britannia 200 series but the rim which is definitely an AH40xxx would seem to remain a wildcard. I'll do some work on the stamp and report back.
                      Thanks very much for everyone's help so far

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