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Aviation Heritage => Restorations => Topic started by: Third Degree Witch on November 07, 2010, 11:07:06 PM



Title: Tailwheel identification
Post by: Third Degree Witch on November 07, 2010, 11:07:06 PM
Firstly Greetings to all here.

Im in need of help identifying what aircraft was once bolted onto the tailwheel im in possession of.Ive googled as far as i can and everything points towards it belonging to a Spitfire.
I think its the mk2 wheel but im no expert,im hoping theres a boffin out there somewhere...

It has these markings stamped into the hub..
DRG NO AH2184 ISSUE 12
SERIAL NO LK 119354/2

ANY help would be very much appreciated :)


Title: Re: Tailwheel identification
Post by: Spits on November 09, 2010, 02:10:52 AM
Yep it,s early spitfire. 10.1" x 3.3" width Heavy Type.


Title: Re: Tailwheel identification
Post by: Third Degree Witch on March 06, 2011, 04:34:26 PM
Thankyou very much for your reply 'Spits',much appreciated.you think its from an early spitfire ?


Title: Re: Tailwheel identification
Post by: Spits on March 16, 2011, 10:00:16 AM
Seeing the tailwheel stayed the same up till the retractable type in the MkVIII I would think it would be early to mid.


Title: Re: Tailwheel identification
Post by: colonialboy on May 22, 2011, 09:02:49 AM
Hi All,

I too have a tailwheel to identify:

DRG No. AH 2184/2

Serial No. HF21819

Thanks in advance.