Bristol Blenheim Z7356

Braeriach, Cairngorms, Aberdeenshire

 
     
 
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PAGE 1-E:   Second Engine, Other Wreckage and Upper Undercarriage Assemblies

 

 

 

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Aircraft: Bristol Blenheim Z7356 on Braeriach

 

 

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Second Engine

 

 

BELOW: First view of the second engine which is quite a distance from the first.

 

The Anson site on Ben Macdui is again visible in the background as is the path running up Lairig Ghru.

 

First view of the second engine which is quite a distance from the first.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The second Mercury engine which has come to rest in a burn.

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Carn Toul, the 4th highest mountain in Britain after Ben Nevis, Ben Macdui and Braeriach.

 

Carn Toul, the 4th highest mountain in Britain after Ben Nevis, Ben Macdui and Braeriach.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Close-up of part of the engine casting.

 

Close-up of part of the engine casting.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Close-up of cylinder heads.

 

Close-up of cylinder heads.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another close-up of an engine section.

 

Another close-up of an engine section.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Side view of the Bristol Mercury XV engine.

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: View showing the engine in relation to the burn (behind).

 

This photo also provides an idea of how far apart the engines are. The first engine lies about 100 metres beyond the long snowfield at the top of the photo.

 

View showing the engine in relation to the burn.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This view shows the close proximity of the engine to the burn.

 

This view shows the close proximity of the engine to the burn.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This section is stamped with the manufacturer's part and serial number.

 

This section is stamped with the manufacturer's part and serial number.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This engine shown in relation to the valley below.

 

(Viewed from above the lower end of Lairig Ghru and toward the River Dee as it flows south toward Glen Dee.)

 

This engine shown in relation to the valley below.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

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Upper Undercarriage

 

 

BELOW: This hydraulic unit appears to be the upper part of the undercarriage assembly which has become detached from the lower part, including the wheels, etc.

 

This hydraulic unit appears to be the upper part of the undercarriage assembly which has become detached from the lower part.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Looking down from the hydraulic unit toward the River Dee. The Lairig Ghru path is on the left.

 

Looking down from the hydraulic unit toward the River Dee.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Some parts of the hydraulic assembly are almost concealed underneath boulders.

 

Some parts of the hydraulic assembly are almost concealed beneath boulders.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This view shows the chrome on the almost fully retracted hydraulic leg (bottom, near camera).

 

This view shows the chrome on the hydraulic leg.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This view shows struts and fixing points on the assembly.

 

This view shows struts and fixing points on the assembly.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Unidentified component.

 

Unidentified component.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Crumpled tank.

 

Crumpled tank.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Closer view of tank showing hose connecting points, etc.

 

Closer view of tank showing hose connecting points, etc.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Back downhill and almost at the Lairig Ghru path (top of photo).

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Nearly at the path; then a long trek back to the car.

 

Nearly at the path; then heading back to the car.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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