Tail wheel fighter USAAF ?

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  1. turilli

    turilli New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I bought this tail wheel, i was told that it's American aircraft fighter, it 's possible?

    Could we find a date, type of aircraft, with serial number or design?

    Thank everybody,

    Best regards.
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  2. turilli

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    #2 turilli, Oct 28, 2013
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    Hello,

    I think, the bigger probability of WW2 fighter is P51 mustang.

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  3. turilli

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    Nobody have an idea or picture, after cleaning we can see khaki painting

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    If it would be a wheel of a P-51 the rim would look different.
     
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    Here you are the tail wheel of the P-51..

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    That's a pretty small wheel for a fighter's tail-wheel: 5.00-4 = 4" (10.16cm)

    I'd look more at lighter aircraft, like an L-5 or something along those lines.
     
  7. turilli

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    #7 turilli, Nov 8, 2013
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    Thank you for 2 answers,

    yes and more we can just 3 "clamping bolt" with lighter aircraft (Stinson, Aeronca...) and 5 "clamping bolt" with fighter
     
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    I read the tape measure to say the tire diameter to be close to 40cm. Hub is about 15.
     
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    Hello everybody, i found the answer : Idea: , it's bomb lift's wheel, bye.

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