Friday, 11 April 2008

Avro Anson Mk. 1 N9855

Avro Anson Mk. 1 N9855
Anson :Dafydd
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

Wreckage of this Anson N9855 which crashed on Pen yr Ole Wen on 8/11/43. It was from No 3 (O)AFU at Halfpenny Green. The undercarriage which forms the bulk of the wreckage pile was the Anson's most distinctive feature, requiring 160 turns of a crank handle for the pilot to lower and retract. Hence the plane was often flown with its gear extended, giving a slight speed reduction.

At least one engine from the site is in the Midland Warplane Museum.

Location: SH 66027 62112

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