Bristol Blenheim Z7356

Braeriach, Cairngorms, Aberdeenshire

 
     
 
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Aircraft: Bristol Blenheim Z7356 on Braeriach

 

 

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First Engine

 

 

BELOW: One of the Bristol Mercury XV engines which lies on the bealach.

 

The Bristol Mercury engine which lies on the bealach.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A closer view of this radial engine showing some of the cylinders.

 

A closer view of this engine showing some of the cylinders.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A close-up of two of the cylinder heads.

 

A close-up of two of the cylinder heads.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: An individual cylinder head.

 

An individual cylinder head.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Top view of engine.

 

Top view of engine.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The engine viewed from the other side.

 

The engine viewed from the other side.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This part of the engine casing bears the manufacturer's stamp including the engine make variant (Mercury XV) and serial number.

 

This part of the engine casing bears the manufacturer's stamp including the engine variant code (Mercury XV).

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Piston protruding from cylinder.

 

Piston protuding from cylinder.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Unidentified component.

 

Unidentified component.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Exhaust collecter ring which lies in a grassy area at the start of the Dukes Path.

 

Exhaust collecter ring which lies in a grassy area at the start of the dukes path.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Exhaust collecter ring shown in relation to the valley below.

 

Exhaust collecter ring shown in relation to the valley below.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Overview of the wreckage area on the bealach taken from the start of the Dukes Path into Lairig Ghru.

 

The propellors are on the slope to the left, and just below the far end of the snowfield.

 

Overview of the wreckage area on the bealach taken from the start of the dukes path into Lairig Ghru.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The second exhaust collector ring on the steep slopes at the top of Coire Ruadh.

 

The second exhaust collector ring on the steep slopes at the top of Coire Ruadh.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the second exhaust collector ring.

 

Another view of the second exhaust collector ring.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A close-up view showing the high degree of corrosion on the collector ring.

 

A close-up view showing the high degree of corrosion to the collector ring.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 

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Propellers

 

 

BELOW: The location of the two propellers as viewed from the lower edge of the snowfield.

 

It was very difficult if not impossible to stand up in this area and I would say right on the borderline for needing ropes [Gary Nelson].

 

The location of the two propellers as viewed from the lower edge of the snowfield.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The two propeller units from Bristol Blenheim Z7356. These units lie on the very steep slopes high up in Coire Ruadh.

 

Strangely, the two propellers lie some distance away from either of the two engines.

 

The two propeller units from Bristol Blenheim Z7356.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This photo shows the steepness of the slope on which these propeller assemblies are lying.

 

This photo provides some idea of the steepness of the slope on which these propeller assemblies are lying.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: One of the two intact but very bent propellor assemblies.

 

The two intact but very bent propellor assemblies on the very steep slopes high up in Coire Ruadh.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: looking back toward the snowfield, the black arrow indicates the location of one of the propellers. The other lies nearby.

 

One of the propellers (indicated by black arrow) shown in relation to snowfield.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A closer view showing the damage to the blades.

 

A closer view showing the damage to the blades.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The other propeller shown in relation to the snowfield.

 

The other propeller shown in relation to the snowfield.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Shown in relation to the valley.

 

Shown in relation to the valley.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A closer view of the propeller hub.

 

A closer view of the propeller hub.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Reduction gear and socket for propeller shaft.

 

Reduction gear and socket for propeller shaft.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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