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Dart Wellington and Tay Viscount
« on: January 21, 2014, 02:38:11 am »
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Does anyone have the following please?

A low angle shot of the engine nacelle and main undercarriage bay of the Dart powered Wellington, LN715, plus does anyone know what the main undercarriage of the Tay powered Viscount, XV217 was from or was it specially designed for that particular aircraft?.
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Re: Dart Wellington and Tay Viscount
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 01:57:20 pm »
Not me....sorry...but thanks for pointing me in the direction to see that Wellington ! Off to Google we go !

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Re: Dart Wellington and Tay Viscount
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 02:06:29 pm »
I think you mean VX217, don't you? XV217 was a Herk.

AFAIK the Tay Viscount did have unique main landing gear legs. They were four individual legs and retracted either side of the jet pipe.

Not a clue about the Dart Wellington, but the Dart's exhaust was well forward do I'd imagine the gear would have been as normal.
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Re: Dart Wellington and Tay Viscount
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 02:20:23 pm »
plus does anyone know what the main undercarriage of the Tay powered Viscount, VX217 was from or was it specially designed for that particular aircraft?.
Many thanks
Steve

There's a photo in this wiki article

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Viscount
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Re: Dart Wellington and Tay Viscount
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 02:47:31 pm »
Your right Kit, it is VX217 I ment and so far this is the only photo of the wellington I could find.
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Re: Dart Wellington and Tay Viscount
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 02:56:55 pm »
Are you planning to move on from these to the Nene Viking and Ashton?
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Re: Dart Wellington and Tay Viscount
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 03:55:25 pm »
Just this poor pic from the Putnam on Vickers:


The undercarriage appears to be in the normal location.
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Re: Dart Wellington and Tay Viscount
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 11:59:12 pm »
Are you planning to move on from these to the Nene Viking and Ashton?

Not thought that far ahead yet.  ;) ;D

The photo is a great help Jon, many thanks.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Dart Wellington and Tay Viscount
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 06:09:35 am »
I've seen some other photos of LN715 somewhere but this one was the easiest to find.  Top pic actually shows how the nacelle was converted on Wellington NA857 for the Napier Naiad turbo-prop but should give an idea that the u/c was the standard gear.

Bottom pic is another view of LN715 in flight, you can just make out where the exhaust exited.

Photos came from the Winter Issue, December 2010 of Air-Britain's Aeromilitaria.



Sorry about the quality, it's kinda early and I've not had enough coffee ---  ;D

This might be a bit better.
EDIT:

Erm! maybe not ---- more coffee ---  :banghead: :banghead:

OK, try this;



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Re: Dart Wellington and Tay Viscount
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 02:37:41 pm »
Hmm, I getting a better idea of how the nacelle looked, many thanks  ;D
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