Can anyone ID the aircraft this wheel and strut originally came from?

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Can anyone ID the aircraft this wheel and strut originally came from?

Joined: July 29th, 2006, 1:18 am

March 26th, 2012, 12:37 am #1



This is the nose gear from the prototype Aero Commander, now being restored in Oklahoma City after being allowed for years to rot away on pylons at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.

This is said to be the tail wheel and strut from a WW II vintage airplane, but no one knows which one, and any documentation has long since been lost. The restorers are looking for one of these for the restoration. The tire was a 6.00 x 6 4-ply.

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Joined: October 8th, 2005, 11:22 am

March 26th, 2012, 1:02 am #2

Well, since the Aero Commander was eventually a Rockwell (nee North American Aviation) plane, it would be fitting if it was from an AT-6 or P-51?
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Joined: September 2nd, 2007, 12:18 am

March 26th, 2012, 2:14 am #3



This is the nose gear from the prototype Aero Commander, now being restored in Oklahoma City after being allowed for years to rot away on pylons at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.

This is said to be the tail wheel and strut from a WW II vintage airplane, but no one knows which one, and any documentation has long since been lost. The restorers are looking for one of these for the restoration. The tire was a 6.00 x 6 4-ply.

I'm not really a pompous ***; I just play one on HyperScale!

Michael McMurtrey
IPMS-USA #1746
IPMS-Canada #1426
Carrollton, Texas
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:24 am

March 26th, 2012, 10:15 am #4



This is the nose gear from the prototype Aero Commander, now being restored in Oklahoma City after being allowed for years to rot away on pylons at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.

This is said to be the tail wheel and strut from a WW II vintage airplane, but no one knows which one, and any documentation has long since been lost. The restorers are looking for one of these for the restoration. The tire was a 6.00 x 6 4-ply.

I'm not really a pompous ***; I just play one on HyperScale!

Michael McMurtrey
IPMS-USA #1746
IPMS-Canada #1426
Carrollton, Texas
Looks possibly like a tail wheel fork from a Mosquito or Hurricane.

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Joined: July 29th, 2006, 1:18 am

March 26th, 2012, 5:10 pm #5

Well, since the Aero Commander was eventually a Rockwell (nee North American Aviation) plane, it would be fitting if it was from an AT-6 or P-51?
most of the people who built the prototype were working days at Douglas at the time.

I'm not really a pompous ***; I just play one on HyperScale!

Michael McMurtrey
IPMS-USA #1746
IPMS-Canada #1426
Carrollton, Texas
Michael McMurtrey
IPMS-USA #1746
IPMS-Canada #1426
CAHS #5646
Carrollton, TX

Proud IPMS-USA Low Number Thumper!
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