Spitfire Deicer Tank Dimensions/Drawings

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hi chaps, need to make one......any help in getting one or even drawings/dimensions greatly appreciated!
cheers Tony

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This Ok?

Off an original.Havent worked out the mountings yet or the cap:D
Oh and Happy New Year mate...:o

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Cheers Ross (and Andy on PM)
there were some mounts on ebay that I could not afford sadly....I shall have a go at knocking one out this week.....hoping the spit cockpit will be busy this (70th anniv) BoB year.....happy new year and have fun!

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Pics of tank

Found these pics in my "stash":rolleyes:

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I think I've got a flat one with the mounting straps wrapped around it. Will dig it out and get you pics and sizes. All the best, Ian

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I think I've got a flat one with the mounting straps wrapped around it. Will dig it out and get you pics and sizes. All the best, Ian

cheers Ian, that would be really helpful too!
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Here are couple pics of the de icer tank from Mk1 X4773. It is a welded aluminium box, without the inspection hatch. I'll send you full size images down the wire.

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anyone got a piccie of the mounts that the straps fit to please?

cheers

Tony

ps will post a piccie when finished!!

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This any use...???

Cheers, Chumpy.

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good stuff Chumpy, many thanx

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Clear your PM box please Tony.

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Clear your PM box please Tony.

tis done!

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Hi chaps and many thanx to all who helped. Here is a photo of the tank...I have not put the markings on yet....will try to remember to put a piccie of it in place.....next is the deice selector, pipework and mounting on frame 10 for the pump! Note Merlin's nose!!

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Nice Bits..

Now that is a stunning piece of work..
Valve bracket is here...Still working out the valve itself though.With all the radiuses etc it is a pain in ProD to get right without the program chucking a narnie.Any chance of some measurements of the fittings for the tank itself??Unless you would like to see a grown man beg:D

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cheers for that old chap!

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Lovely work Tony, looking forward to seeing it fitted!

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Finished!!!

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Tony,

That looks great, the cockpit is coming up nicely.
Amazing what the forumites here are doing.

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Cees

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Looks great Tony old bean:)Very Shiney!!!

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Many thanx Cees and Ross.....i posted it because members of this forum helped me with dimensions, decals etc...so they could see the results of their effort and have my thanks!

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Just another example what this forum does for the historic aviation scene.
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