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dogsbody

Lysander mirror

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Recently, while reading reading an article sent to me by Carl Vincent, about No. 400 Squadron RCAF soon after it's arrival in Britain. One of the pictures showed the starboard side of the cockpit, which has what looks like a rear-view mirror mounted on the frame. Has anyone else ever seen a Lysander with a mirror? Was this just another Canadian oddity? We are an odd bunch when left to our own devices.

 

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Chris

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Hey Chris... Sure looks like a mirror to my old Mk.I’s 👀. My question is whats the slot lower down on the starboard side ? And whats the post sticking up off the exhaust ring ?Lz0Mndc.jpg  Is the slot for dropping messages/leaflets ? 
 

Dennis

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The post is a fixed gunsight and the slot is the outlet for the starboard side oil cooler.

 

 

Chris

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8 hours ago, dogsbody said:

the slot is the outlet for the starboard side oil cooler.

I was convinced it was for the semaphore indicators 😆

No idea what the mirror could be for though...

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