Wooden shift wheel/ P 51

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    #1 4trade, Dec 9, 2012
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    Never seen this before...and i have been seeing old photo Spitfire hauling beer cask!
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    That was for moving the aircraft around the factory. Regular tires were installed when the aircraft was first flown.
     
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    Why do they seem that extra trouble, because they must install real tires anyway before first fly?
     
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    Love where it says "do not inflate !"
     
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    Rubber products were at a premium and many times there were shortages. Because there were more aircraft at a given time resting on their landing gear in the final stages of assembly, it was better logistically to only put rubber on aircraft that were ready to fly.
     
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    Interesting post and info!
    Also had a laugh at the 'Do not inflate' comment :)
     
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