Thursday, 22 April 2010

Ringinglow V1 gyroscope?



This was apparently found near Ringinglow, and is believed by the finder to be a V1 gyroscope, despite no reports of V1s in the area.

For some reason, this was our most popular Flickr picture ever. 2250 views as of now...

9 comments:

matt zx said...

Hi Sean interesting part not sure if this site will be of help but it has detailed photos of V1 construction !
http://www.zenza.se/vw/

Rob L said...

Again, no idea, but that's nice, have you posted it over on the Aero part Identity board yet?

Sean said...

yep, awaiting answer

Sean said...

It's not from a V1 or V2. Asking someone who knows about British rockets if it might be one of ours, but I'm leaning towards gyroscopic gunsight: http://www.429sqn.ca/acmgs.htm

GeePig said...

Are there any exposed threads you could check the size of, presumably British, German and American thread choices would have been different.

Sean said...

could be worth a go...

Sean said...

Know what it is now....

GeePig said...

...but not why it is...;)

I wonder why it is in one piece and not a million exploded fragments? Was the same basic gyro also used in aircraft?

Sean said...

I don't believe so. This isn't however the first torpedo found in the peak district.