Mystery Aircraft Wheels/Tyres ?!

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  1. roofie71

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    Hello,we were recently been given the task of clearing out an elderly friends farm and have found these wheels (pics below) I was told that they could be Spitfire wheels but have now found that this can't be true. If anybody has a clue what these could be from we would be really interested to hear your thoughts.
     

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    I think its a tire from a larger aircraft then a spit as the tire is 19" as to what the are from I'll leave tah to the pros
     
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    They look very similar to Rims I've seen on later model Spits. Why do you say they can't be for a Spitfire?

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    the tire is 19 inches at the rim seems awful big to me ,
     
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    I think you'll find it will vary by model. I think the later Spits might have used the 21.5 inch rim.
     
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    the only thing I'm guessing on it IIRC the whell and tire is about knee high
     
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    I've got a 22 inch monitor on my pc and I cant see the whole pic !!!:lol: Looks Spittie design. Ask Rocketeer when he's back from the US.
     
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    Wow! Those pics are huge! But, certainly looks like a 5 spoke Spit wheel.
     
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    #10 pbfoot, Oct 11, 2009
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    The tire size on that rim 10.50 x 18 with that you are talking anout a38"to 40" wheel well
    I believe the Spit tire is about 7.50 x 10 1/4 amybe I'll go snag a photo of it this week at least a MkIX
     
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    sorry Guys, Yes the Pics are huge, off to work now but will try and overcome my blondeness this evening and resize one to give you a better idea of the tyre to wheel ratio. The tyres certainly are huge and they have 17.50-18 stamped on them if that means anything.
     
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    Finally I've sussed it! Though probably too small now! Hopefully this will give a better idea of Tyre to wheel ratio. Should have measured overall height really, but to give a rough idea I'm 5'7" and they're between waist and chest high!!
     

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    Heck, they are big! Definitely not a Spit then! I'm thinking maybe an airliner, such as the Viscount or Ambassador, which used a similar style, although the tyre profile maybe doesn't match fully. They're also similar to those fitted to the Horsa glider, but I don't think they would have had the yellow 'slip' marks, and would probably be much more decayed by now.
     
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    I was thinking light bomber, but if I remember correctly, they had a "waffle" tread to them...

    Plus the rim doesn't make up to any of the photos I have :(
     
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    A Guess, but there seems to be no brake assemby on the interior of the wheel.
     
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