Westland Lysander and Blenheim found

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  1. v2

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    Pretty cool, I wonder if it would be worth bringins some of that stuff up to use as patterns for static and flyable aircraft.
     
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    More on the link to my site shown above...While diving on SS Thistlegorm (WWII freighter sunk in 1941 in the Red Sea) I "discovered" Westland Lysander and Blenheim light bomber parts, parts of a Bristol Mercury engine and several RAF Trolley accumulators. More photographs of these finds, together with photographs of examples at Duxford can be found at:

    Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt

    As far as I can tell, these spares have not previously been identified - even though the Thistlegorm is one of the world's top ten dive sites.

    I confirmed these identifications with the help of ARCO engineers (Duxford) and research staff at RAF Hendon.

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    Chris
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    Since my last posting, I have been back to the Thistlegorm and found that there are more aviation related finds. This time I confirmed that the wreck also has two PUNDIT LIGHTS (including the generator/control trailers) and have added more photographs of the aircraft parts (including the PUNDIT lights) to the site. I also counted around 20 Blenhein exhaust rings and many more trolley accumulators.

    Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt

    I am trying to track down a Pundit light - to get some better photographs of the interior - and would be grateful for any information or where I could find one....

    Best regards

    Chris
     
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