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Avont29
11-05-2009, 06:31 AM
what is that little wheel/gear thing on the left bottom side of the 109? Why are there shotgun shells in some planes like the tempest?

Blutarski2004
11-05-2009, 06:37 AM
Originally posted by Avont29:
what is that little wheel/gear thing on the left bottom side of the 109? Why are there shotgun shells in some planes like the tempest?


..... If you are referring to the cockpit view, the wheel is for elevator trim IIRC.

Shotgun shell is probably for blowing the canopy

Avont29
11-05-2009, 07:29 AM
oh ok

Shrike1978
11-05-2009, 07:59 AM
Actually, that shotgun shells are Coffman starter cartridges - for starting engine on some birds.

robtek1957
11-05-2009, 08:15 AM
And there are 2 wheels at the left side of the 109 cockpit, for elevator trim and flaps