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Karatay
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« on: February 28, 2011, 01:33:10 PM »

hello,

The Spitfire component your are offering for sale is indeed the two-stub 'front' mounting for the cannon armament. It is fitted under the skin of the wing leading edge (some skin still attached). The two protruding stubs each incorporated a device which was used to harmonize the weapon to fire at a chosen range. One of the stubs is intact but the seconf one (or what is left of t!) is crushed. The devise seems to be missing from the casint you found.

The aircraft was a MKVII fro 131 Sqn. It crashed in the woods east of Alderbury (a village east of Salisbury), on August 25, 1944. The pilot, F/Lt C. E. Bearman was killed in the crash and his remains were buried at Fordingbridge. When I visited the site, there was live ammo, both 20mm and .303, scattered around.

I believe the site is a wargarve.    

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