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Main tires Attacker and Vampire are identical?

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Hi, all!
In the process of building of model Supermarine Attacker 1/72 from AZ model  

http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=69517&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

within group building

"Wings of the British Empire-2"

http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewforum_f_204.html

there was a question about
the tire Attacker.  

Was the hypothesis reinforced by a photo that the main tire Attaker and Vampire are identical is stated:

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Whether someone can confirm this hypothesis data on the sizes of tire Attacker and  Vampire from technical documentation on these airplanes?

Possibly someone has samplings of buses of these airplanes?

What will it give to modellers?

If the hypothesis is correct, then for Attacker it is possible to use aftermarket

tires from Pavla for Vampire:

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B.R.

Serge

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Hello, Serge

I have no manuals handy, but they look like late production Vampire wheels to me, too. There were probably several standard types of wheels available and aircraft of similar purpose and of about the same maximum take-off weight shared the same. There is hardly any point in designing and producing an unique type of wheels for each aircraft. The same could be said for models, too. For my Heron kit build I raided my stash of kits and spare boxes and scavenged them for wheels. I found practically identical ones in an old Heller Vampire box. Cheers

Jure

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T.22 Vampire main wheels

Wheel hub - Dunlop AH.3139

Tyre - Dunlop FC-R17N  26x 7.75-13

 

FB.31 Vampire main wheels

Wheel hub - Dunlop AH.9139

No data on the tyre (It was a RAAF manual, the probably got Mum to change the tyre)

 

Your on your own for Attacker wheels

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4 hours ago, NAVY870 said:

It was a RAAF manual, the probably got Mum to change the tyre

Hey; that's not very nice! :P

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Looking at various photos of Yeoviltons aircraft the markings on the main wheel appear

to be either 22x 7.25 -14 or 24 x 7.25-14

So I would answer your question in the negative.

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Were colour key:
sand - whells from Attacker CMR
dark grey - whells from Vampire Pavla
grey - whells from Vampire Azur/SH/e.t.c
painted - whells from Venom FB.4 CMR
metall - calipers :)

 

B.R.

Serg

 

 

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