Hawker Typhoon 1B Electro-pneumatic firing valve query.

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Does anyone have a decent photo of the Electro-pneumatic firing valve as fitted on the inner stiff rib walls of the port and starboard inboard cannon bays of the Typhoon 1B?
We are eventually going to need a couple of these for our old lady, and they appear to be completely unobtainable. Extensive research has not discovered any info or illustrations whatsoever. (Other than a vague drawing on one of the many cut-away illustrations.) Even the A.P. contains virtually no usable information.
It would that seem we will have to reverse-engineer them, but without any visual reference, this is going to be a tad difficult!
Any clues would be much appreciated.

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Hi Wh,

 

Presumably you are looking for something like this?

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That's the one Alan. Thanks muchly!

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Gents,

I have seen quite a few of these. The ones I have seen may not be the same part number, but they are of the same design. Dunlop parts I believe. I don't know what aircraft the ones I have seen are from. I had assumed before that they were nothing unusual because there were at least half a dozen. I won't get a chance to look at them until mid-February, but will get a photo and part number.

Cheers