Vickers Wellington L7845

Muckle Cairn, Upper Glenesk, Angus

 
     
 
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PAGE 1-C: Additional Crash Site / Wreckage Photos (Tailplane)

 

 

 

 


 

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Page 1-A

Main / First  Page for this aircraft

 

 

Page 1-B

Fuselage, Main Wings, and Undercarriage.

 

 

Page 1-C

This Page / Tailplane, etc. (See photos below)

 

  Page 1-D Engines, etc

 

 


 

RAF Vickers Wellington L7845 wreckage on Muckle Cairn

 

(Tailplane)

 


 

BELOW: The remains of Wellington L7845's tailplane, with undercarriage wheel fork and leg just visible.

 

When this aircraft first crashed in 1942, the tailplane was in an upright position. (See black and white photo dated 1951 near the bottom of Page 1-A.)

 

remains of the Wellington's tailplane

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the tailplane showing one of the wings and part of the tail fin (the rudder is missing).

 

another view of tailplane, showing starboard wing and tail fin

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Part of the missing rudder, together with part of the rudder post.

 

part of the rudder missing from the tailplane

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The tailplane restored to a more upright position.

 

tailplane restored to a more upright position

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Gary Nelson supporting the tailplane in the fully upright position.

 

Visible is the tail fin (without the rudder) and the starboard tailplane.

 

gary nelson supporting tailplane in fully upright position

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 

 

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BELOW: Close-up view of starboard tailplane.

 

Clearly visible here is the upper and lower geodetic frames, and the tailplane spar.

 

close-up view of starboard tailplane

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Tail cone.

 

tail cone

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (Tail cone close-up): The tail main frame.

 

close-up of tail main frame

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The tail landing gear showing the oleo strut.

 

tail landing gear

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The oleo strut showing the tailwheel fork.

 

oleo strut showing wheel fork

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 

 


 

 

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  PAGE 1-A   Main / First  Page for this aircraft
 
         
 

Additional Crash Site Photos

         
  PAGE 1-B:   Fuselage, Main Wings, and Undercarriage.  
         
  PAGE 1-C:   This Page  
         
  PAGE 1-D:   Engines, etc  
         
         

Air Crew Photos

         
  PAGE 2:   Oscar Jensen and Sven Jensen  
         
  PAGE 3:   Thomas Holman and Joseph Weatherson  

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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