Bristol Blenheim Z7356

Braeriach, Cairngorms, Aberdeenshire

 
     
 
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PAGE 1-D: Scattered Parts and Lower Undercarriage

 

 

 

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Aircraft: Bristol Blenheim Z7356 on Braeriach

 

 

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Scattered Parts

 

 

The following photos show wreckage scattered in the numerous boulder fields.

 

 

BELOW: Aluminium skinning.

 

Aluminium skinning.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Counterweight.

 

Counterweight.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Oil cooler.

 

Oil cooler.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The following 6 photos show some unidentified aluminium parts lying among the boulders.

 

Unidentified aluminium panel.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

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Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

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Lower Undercarriage

 

(The upper parts of the undercarriage assemblies can be seen on Page 1-E.)

 

 

 

BELOW: Approaching one of the main landing gear legs.

 

Approaching one of the main landing gear legs.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A closer view of the landing gear legs (undercarriage).

 

A closer view of the landing gear legs (undercarriage).

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Hydraulic strut, possibly from the undercarriage assembly.

 

Hydraulic strut, possibly from the undercarriage assembly.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Closer view of an undercarriage assembly, showing parts of two hydraulic struts (oleo legs), wheel hub and tyre.

 

Closer view of an undercarriage assembly, showing parts of two hydraulic struts (oleo legs), wheel hub and tyre.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Part of a carburretta lying beside the undercarriage.

 

Part of a carburretta lying beside the undercarriage.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of part of a carburretta near the undercarriage.

 

Another view of part of a carburretta near the undercarriage.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The second main undercarriage assembly detached from the opposite side of the aircraft.

 

The second main undercarriage assembly from the opposite side of the aircraft.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A close-up view of the lower section of the oleo leg and wheel hub. Note the valve to inflate the pneumatic tyre.

 

Although pitted, the lower part of the oleo leg has retained its chrome finish since crashing on these hills in 1945.

 

A close-up view of the lower section of the oleo leg and wheel hub.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The second undercarriage assembly shown in relation to the hill slope and the snowfield.

 

The second undercarriage assembly shown in relation to the hill slope.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The same undercarriage assembly shown in relation to the valley. (Lairig Ghru.)

 

Note the carburretta part lying on a boulder to the right of the undercarriage.

 

The same undercarriage assembly shown in relation to the valley.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

NOTE: More small pieces of wreckage can be found further down Coire Rhuadh where the ground levels off a little before a final drop into Lairig Ghru.

 

 

 


 

 

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