Vickers Wellington HF816

An Lurg, Bynack More, Highland

 
     
 
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RAF Vickers Wellington L7845 wreckage on Muckle Cairn

 

(Fuselage, Main Wings and Undercarriage)

 


 

BELOW: The main debris field.

 

the main debris field

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (Curved object): The trailing edge fuselage frame.

 

This frame is still attached to the trailing edge of the starboard wing. The remains of the starboard wing can be seen behind it. The wing is still attached to a section of main spar, which is seen to the left of the (curved) fuselage frame.

 

fuselage frame

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A close-up of the remains of the starboard wing root.

 

(Part of the attached fuselage frame is on the left.)

 

close up of starboard wing root

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Side view of the trailing edge fuselage frame.

 

side view of fuselage frame

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Close-up of above showing where the starboard wing root is still attached.

 

enlarged section of fuselage frame

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The remains of the port wing resting on the spar, with the remains of the starboard wing lying below.

 

remains of port wing resting on spar

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: End  of wing spar showing where it has snapped.

 

end of wing spar showing where it has snapped

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Remains of main wing.

 

remains of main wing

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Main wing showing upper and lower geodetic layers.

 

main wing clearly showing upper and lower geodetic layers

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 

 

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BELOW: Piece of broken spar.

 

piece of broken spar

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Possibly, section of wing or nacelle fuel tank.

 

possibly section of fuel tank

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Cockpit instrument panel with instruments removed.

 

cockpit instrument panel - minus instruments

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

Landing gear

 

BELOW: One of the mainwheel shock absorber cylinders without the wheel. This undercarriage (oleo) assembly is still attached to the nacelle mounting points.

 

one of the main undercarriage assemblies

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the oleo struts or shock absorber cylinders which form one of the main landing gear assemblies.

 

another view of main landing gear

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Close up of part of a heavily corroded oleo leg from the landing gear unit.

 

close up of heavily corroded oleo leg

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The other mainwheel shock absorber cylinder, showing signs of fire. This section of the landing gear is still attached to the remains of the nacelle.

 

undercarriage showing signs of fire

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

Other Fuselage Related Wreckage

 

BELOW: Exploded oxygen bottle.

 

exploded oxygen bottle

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another shattered oxygen bottle.

 

A number of these oxygen cylinders would normally have been stored in the fuselage between the cockpit bulkhead frame and the trailing edge frame.

 

Another shattered oxygen bottle

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: An unidentified aluminium section. The part nearest the camera is strengthened with wooden battens.

 

unidentified aluminium section with wood battens

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 

 


 

 

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