Fairey Firefly PP566

Meikle Bin, Campsies / Kilsyth Hills

 
     
 
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RN /FAA Fairey Firefly PP566 wreckage on Meikle Bin.

 

This page contains:

  • Location photos of wreckage.
     

  • Wings and Undercarriage photos.

(Engine wreckage photos can be seen on Page 1-C)

 

 


 

 

Wreckage location photos

 

 

BELOW: Carron Valley reservoir.

 

carron valley reservoir viewed from meikle bin

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Viewing Meikle Bin from the eastwreckage can be found at the following locations:

  1. The upper yellow arrow just to the left of the summit indicates the location of the port wing section and undercarriage wreckage on the far side of the hill (western slopes).

  2. The lower yellow arrow at the right of the tree line indicates the location of the starboard wing section and undercarriage (on the lower eastern slopes of the hill).

  3. The engine wreckage can be found on the opposite side of the hill, on the lower western slopes of Meikle Bin.

 

ACCESS: A good path has now been constructed along the valley between Meikle Bin and Little Bin. This path passes very close to the wreckage on the eastern slopes. [Gary Nelson]

 

View toward Meikle Bin showing wreckage locations

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The summit of Meikle Bin, with Carron Valley Reservoir in the background.

 

the summit of meikle bin

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Descending from the summit, this photo shows the position of the port wing section and undercarriage on the slope below.

 

wing and undercarriage in relation to meikle bin summit

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Gary Nelson at the wreckage of the port wing section lying on the slopes below the summit of Meikle Bin.

 

Gary Nelson at the wing section / undercarriage wreckage

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The position of the engine on the lower western slopes of Meikle Bin, and lying close to the tree line (behind the photographer).

 

the location of the engine at the base of Meikle Bin

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 

 

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Wreckage: Wing sections and Undercarriage

 

(The following photos are of wreckage lying on the slopes just below the summit of Meikle Bin.)

 

BELOW: A section of the port wing from Fairey Firefly PP566, showing a shock-absorbing main undercarriage leg.

 

section of wing from the firefly

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the wing section showing the undercarriage leg strut and cannon ports.

 

another view of the wing section just below the summit of meikle bin

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Close-up of the wing cannon ports on the Firefly.

 

The Firefly was equipped with two 20 mm Hispano cannon in each wing.

 

wing cannon ports on the firefly

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Side view of cannon ports.

 

side view of cannon ports

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Part of the folding mechanism on the port wing.

 

folding mechanism on port wing

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Close-up of wing joints.

 

close up of wing joints

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the wing joints.

 

another view of the wing joints

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Port wing worm drive (non-rotating) and flaps actuator.

 

(This item corresponds with the starboard worm drive mechanism shown on Page 1-A)

 

port wing worm drive and flaps actuator

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Looking through a wing cannon port.

 

looking through a cannon port

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

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