Avro Lancaster TX264

Beinn Eighe, Wester Ross, Highland

 
     
 
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PAGE 1-C:   Wreckage in Fuselage Gully

 

 

 

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Wreckage in Fuselage Gully

 

 

BELOW: Approaching the entrance to 'Fuselage Gully' (right of centre).

 

Approaching the entrance to fuselage gully (right of centre).

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Part of the supercharger casing.

 

Part of the supercharger casing.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Close-up view of supercharger fan.

 

Close-up view of supercharger fan.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Many small pieces or fragments of wreckage like these lie among the boulders (red arrows).

 

There are many small pieces or fragments of wreckage like these scattered around the crash site (red arrows).

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Some pieces are almost completely camouflaged (red arrow).

 

Some pieces are almost completely camouflaged (red arrow).

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This quite large piece has been trapped between the boulders.

 

This quite large piece has been trapped under the boulders.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of this piece under the boulders.

 

This quite large piece has been trapped under the large boulders.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Looking back down the debris field.

 

Looking back down the debris field.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Rusty steel tubes.

 

Rusty steel tubes.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another radiator or oil cooler.

 

Another radiator or oil cooler.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A gearbox of some sort.

 

A gearbox of some sort.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the gearbox.

 

Another view of the gearbox.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Gearbox shown in relation to slope leading down to the loch.

 

Gearbox shown in relation to slope leading down to the loch.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The 4th Merlin engine.

 

The crankcase has disintergrated leaving one bank of cylinders and the exposed pistons from the second bank. The second bank of cylinders is way up in 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

The 4th Merlin engine. The crankcase has disintergrated.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the 4th engine.

 

Another view of the 4th engine.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Pistons from the second bank of cylinders which is in 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

Pistons from the second bank of cylinders which is in 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Part of the reduction gear still attached to a very bent crankshaft.

 

Part of the reduction gear still attached to a very bent crankshaft.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This valve must have been fully open and has been bent by the impact.

 

This valve must have been fully open and has been bent by the impact

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A broken crankshaft journal. There is another of these at the top of 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

A broken crankshaft journal. There is another of these at the top of 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Stood on end. Only 3 pistons still remain in their cylinders.

 

Stood on end. Only 3 pistons still remain  in their cylinders.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 

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BELOW: Well bent conrod on this piston (red arrow).

 

Well bent conrod on this piston.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This piston and conrod have survived relatively undamaged.

 

This piston and conrod have survived relatively undamaged.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A wiring pipe.

 

A wiring pipe.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This panel has a serial number on it.

 

This panel has a serial number on it.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Propeller hub lying close to 2nd propeller.

 

Propeller hub lying close to 2nd propeller.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The 2nd propeller, lying high up the boulder scree close to the entrance of 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

There was no evidence of this prop on any of my previous visits so it must have been buried under boulders. [Gary Nelson]

 

The 2nd propeller, lying high up the boulder scree close to the entrance of 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The saw cut is evidence of someone trying to remove the propeller blade (yellow arrow).

 

Evidence of someone trying to steal propeller blade.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This part of the prop hub is disintegrating due to rust.

 

This part of the prop hub is disintegrating due to rust.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The other side of the prop showing the gears for adjusting the prop pitch.

 

The other side of the prop showing the gears for adjusting the prop pitch.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Propeller blade and hub shown in relation to loch below 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

Propeller blade and hub shown in relation to loch below 'Fuselage Gully'.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Large gear cog and another radiator / oil cooler (red and yellow arrows respectively).

 

Large gear cog and another radiator/oil cooler (red and yellow arrows respectively).

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Closer view of gear cog.

 

Closer view of gear cog.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Radiator / oil cooler.

 

Radiator / oil cooler.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Fuel pump.

 

Someone has unsuccessfully tried to steal this by cutting a hole in the tank, but it is securely fixed to the internal structure as well.

 

Fuel pump.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Fuel pump protruding from tank.

 

Fuel tank with part of fuel pump protruding.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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