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