Fairey Firefly Z2108

Cuidhe Crom, Lochnagar

 
     
 
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PAGE 1-B:  Fuselage and Tailplane Wreckage

 

 

NOTE: The fuselage and tailplane wreckage on this page lie some distance away from the main wreck site further up the slope.

 

 

 

BELOW: "Blueberry Esmerelda Muffin II" overlooking Glen Muick with Lochnagar in the distance.

 

overlooking Glen Muick with Lochnagar in the distance.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Lochnagar from the road to Allt-na-guibhsaich.

 

Lochnagar from the road to Allt-na-guibhsaich.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Looking towards the wreck site from the landrover track on the other side of the valley.

 

looking towards the wreck site from the landrover track on the other side of the valley.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

Fuselage Wreckage

 

 

NOTE: The following photos show large pieces of fuselage lying about 400m (440 yards or 1/4 mile) from the wreck site. An aborted recovery attempt?

 

 

BELOW: Large piece of fuselage about 1/4 mile from the wreck site.

 

Large pieces of fuselage about 1/4 mile from the wreck site.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Lettering on this section of fuselage includes the words "Royal Navy" and the aircraft serial number "Z2108".

 

lettered fuselage section.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This view shows where the fuselage section is lying on the hillside. (About 400m from the main wreck site.)

 

view showing where fuselage lies on hillside.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view showing the position on the hillside of the fuselage sections.

 

another view of position on hillside.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Inside of fuselage panel.

 

internal view of fuselage panel.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Fuselage section.

 

fuselage section.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Panel showing remains of cables and piping / tubing.

 

panel showing remains of cables and piping.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Highly corroded cog wheel.

 

corroded cog wheel.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the fuselage section lying about 400m (1/4 mile) from the main crash site.

 

another view of the fuselage section.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 

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Tailplane Wreckage

 

 

BELOW: Approaching wreckage of the tail section.

 

Like the fuselage sections, the tail sections also lie some distance away from the main wreck site.

 

approaching tail section wreckage.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A closer view of the tail wreckage.

 

closer view of tail wreckage.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Close-up view of tail section.

 

closeup view of tail section.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Part of the tail assembly from the Fairey Firefly.

 

part of tail assembly.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: View showing where the tail assembly is lying on the hillside.

 

view showing where tail lies on hillside.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view showing the position on the hillside.

 

another view showing position on hillside.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The base of the tail and the remains of the rudder (top left piece).

 

base of the tail.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Tailplane as found.

 

the tail as found.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of tailplane as found.

 

another view of tailplane as found.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Tailplane stood on end. The vertical piece is not the rudder but an elavator.

 

tailplane stood on end.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Inside the tail.

 

inside the tail.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This is the underneath of the tailplane remains.

 

underneath of the tailplane remains.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Where the rudder would have been.

 

where the rudder would have been.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Part of the starboard airleron lying beside the tail.

 

part of the starboard airleron.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The grey piece at bottom right is the remains of the rudder.

 

grey piece at bottom right is the remains of the rudder.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Lain the right way up, the fairing can be seen on the base of the tailfin / vertical stabaliser.

 

fairing can be seen on the base of the tailfin / vertical stabaliser.

 

Photo: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The remaining photos on this page show more views of the tail.

 

more tail views 1.

 

 


 

 

more tail views 2.

 

 


 

 

more tail views 3.

 

 


 

 

more tail views 4.

 

Above photos: © 2014 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 


 

 

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