Seafire Mk.II, Mk.III, MK.IV...

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  1. Pisis

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    Hi!

    Photos needed! Of Seafire Mk.II, Mk.III, even MK.IV... What I need most is the landing hook of "type A", and what was above it i the fuselage, respectively... Was there just a hole into the fueslage or was there some sort of shaft?

    I already have these reference materials (see the attachment), but although it is a lot, they are still not answering my question.

    Thanks for any help.
     

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    couple of old shots Pisis
     

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    Thanks Track. Do you know if there is a shaft or was it just empty space?
     
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    Hi Pisis !!

    Maybe it can be a bit helpful.

    source unknown.
     

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    On the one in Photo Pisis it is coupled directly onto a universal joint which you can just make out forard of the hook cowl anything less robust would be ripped staight out
     
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    Thanks boys!!!! 8)
     
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    Hi Pisis
    To my shame I can not remember the hook arrangement on the seafire even though I suspect the one in Trackend's picture is the one in the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton and I worked on it when it was being transported to there. I was on M.A.R.T.S.U. (Mobile Aircraft Repair Transport and Salvage Unit) at the time and we shifted all sorts of wierd things. Cameras were frowned on so nobody took many pictures of what we did but if you ask I can send you a couple of .pdf files of the few I have just drop me your email.
    It's actually quite disconcerting to see people modelling things I worked on as a matter of daily business and to realise that they probably know more about the stuff than I do.
    Aircraft fitting is done from the book and too the book. That is to say you gain knowledge of your aircraft then when a servicing opperation comes due you are supposed to read up on it then go do it "from the book" you then sign for it as being done "too (or by) the book". You are even allowed to take the service manuals into your QM, or QS, exams (Qualified to Maintain, Qualified to Sign) because there are no breakdown services at 35000 feet.
    Sorry about the length of this reply. More to the point the archive you need is here:
    Centre for Naval Aviation Records Research
    Fleet Air Arm Museum
    Box D6, RNAS Yeovilton
    Near Ilchester, Somerset
    BA22 8HT
    Tel: +44 (0) 1935 840565
    Fax: +44 (0) 1935 842630
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Hope it helps
    Dragonsinger

    Looks like the attatchment screwed up so if there are two images I appologise.:oops:
     

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