can you identify this Wheel??

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  1. keithsussex

    keithsussex New Member

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    Hello

    I have found this aircraft wheel at a place that was home to canadian in WW2 in sussex

    can anyone tell me what aircraft this wheel is from?

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    Any visible markings anywhere?
     
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    Hi

    I have nt examined it yet but can do in the week
     
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    Give us some measurements too. Looks rather small and might be a tail wheel.
     
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    sorry im a bit vague but will get some more info.

    its approx 1 meter in diameter
     
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    When you get a chance, try to measure the diameter and width of the wheel, and the same on the tyre, and note any markings visible on both. At approximately one metre, or around 40 inches, it's more likely to be a main wheel, but the pattern of the hub, at the moment, isn't ringing any bells with me.
     
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    Looks like an Avro Anson or Airspeed Oxford/ Consul type main wheel offhand. Be interested in the measurements and any detail markings on the hub.
     
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    hi, thanks for the info, i ll be heading there tonight so i ll post details later
     
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    i ve measured the tyre and wheel, but no obvious markings. plus another picture of the other side of the rim

    tyre - 760 x 200 mm

    rim 340 mm

    spindle/axle 30mm

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    Ah, so not quite as large as at first thought. It's in the right region to be something like an Avro Anson main wheel, and the proportions of wheel to tyre are about right, with a similar wheel hub pattern.
    The axle shaft seems very small though, at only 30 mm, to take any substantial weight or stress.
    Compare it to the wheels on this Anson at Duxford.
     

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    Wow, much larger than the first pic conveyed. No tread on the tire too. Would that discount it being American?
     
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    Yep, still reckon she's Annie or Oxbox wheel from the hub design and general dimensions, though if neither, may be a Cessna C-45 item, used by the RCAF as trainers.
     
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    the RCAF sounds good. the site where this is at was over run with Canadians in WW2 training for D DAY. its not far from Coolham which I belive was Canadian Spits under Bader?
     
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    IIRC the RCAF also trained on Tiger Moths and Ansons keith, so the 'Annie's still my first guess.

    (No idea re the Spitties btw, but someone else will no doubt know...)
     
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    Certainly has a very similar hub pattern, and tyre profile as the Anson. And they were still in service until the late 1960s, so could easily have been 'acquired'.
     
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