Fairey Firefly DT977

Blaeloch Hill, Largs, Ayrshire

 
     
 
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RN /FAA Fairey Firefly DT977 wreckage on Blaeloch Hill.

 

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  • Route to Blaeloch Hill.
     

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Route to Blaeloch Hill

 

 

BELOW: Information Panel for RES Windfarm and Fairey Firefly crash site. The access point is on the A760 road, just West of Muirhead Reservoir.



(NOTE: The track is for the use of service vehicles and pedestrians / hillwalkers only. Motorists should leave their cars in the car park beside the access gate.)

 

indicator board for RES windfarm and Fairey Firefly crash site.

 

Photo: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Closer view of the Fairey Firefly panel on the information board.

 

fairey firefly panel on information board.

 

Photo: © 2013-14 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The gravel track leading to the windfarm sub station and picnic bench. Follow this track to the sub station.

 

track to windfarm sub station.

 

Photo: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The arrows indicate the sub station on the left and the Fairey Firefly wreck site on the right of the photo.

 

 

Photo: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Standing at the Firefly crash site, looking back to the sub station and access track beside the nearest wind turbine tower.

 

standing at crash site looking back to access track.

 

Photo: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

BELOW: Aircraft impact crater. The turbine in the centre of the photo is where the information board with details of the crash is located.

 

impact crater.

 

Photo: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

Engine, Gearbox, and Propeller Reduction Gear

 

 

BELOW: End view of the Firefly's Rolls Royce Griffon engine. The engine is halfway sunk into bog.

 

end view of rr griffon engine.

 

Photo: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Alternative end view of engine from Fairey Firefly DT977.

 

alternative end view of engine.

 

Photo: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Side view of the Rolls Royce Griffon vee-cylinder piston engine. The front end of the engine has been smashed off.

 

side view of the vee-cylinder piston engine.

 

Photo: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Gear box from the Firefly's engine.

 

 

gear box from firefly's engine.

 

Photo: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the gear box.

 

another view of gear box.

 

Photo: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Propeller hub and reduction gear.

 

propeller reduction gear.

 

Photo: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of reduction gear. Wooden shaft still visible.

 

another view of reduction gear.

 

Photo: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Close up of drive gear.

 

close-up of drive gear.

 

Photo: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Reduction gear and other assorted debris.

 

reduction gear and other assorted debris.

 

Photo: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

Scattered wreckage

 

 

The photos below show some of the small wreckage parts that have been blown across the hillside or into nearby burns.

 

 

scattered wreckage parts.

 

 

 

 

Above photos: © 2013-2014 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

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