Stirling Fire Extinguisher

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Stirling Fire Extinguisher

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Dear all,

Hopefully some gen man can tell me if the Stirling was equipped withe the Graviner fire extinguisher, if not what was it equipped with.

Thank you.

Steve
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Re: Stirling Fire Extinguisher

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Hi Steve

The crew had hand extinguishers by Graviner (certainly for the MKI) but are you referring to the ones in the engine nacelles?

Incidentally, if anyone has a good picture of the label on the front of the extinguisher shown I would be grateful of a copy!

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Re: Stirling Fire Extinguisher

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And from AP 1660 - date as header
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Re: Stirling Fire Extinguisher

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Hi James

have you tried Graviners to see if they have an archive?

http://utcaerospacesystems.com/sites/ki ... -Menu.aspx

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Re: Stirling Fire Extinguisher

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Hi John

I did a while ago now when I was drawing up the extinguisher - no reply at all sadly.


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Re: Stirling Fire Extinguisher

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Sorry gents,

Engine fires, Mk.III varient Stirling.

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Steve
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Re: Stirling Fire Extinguisher

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Hi Steve my second post applies to engine fire.

Here is a pic of what I assume are the nacelle extinguishers - don't know what Mk it is, I suspect MKI again. Interestingly there are two and the text only mentions one.


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Re: Stirling Fire Extinguisher

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Hi James,

Thank you, most helpful.

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Steve
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