Monday 26 March 2012 by Jamie Croker. No comments
Collection, Conservation

A major milestone was reached late last week with the trial fit of the Boulton Paul upper turret into the Hudson rear fuselage.  The installation was carried out to check the fit with the re-constructed support structure, which required only minor adjusting before the turret was bolted into postion.  The turret will now be removed to allow fabrication of fuselage skins to be completed, and routing of the empennage flight control cables.

New turret support top deck

 

Lifting Turret

Lowering the Boulton Paul turret into the fuselage

Boulton Paul turret in position

Overall shot of the airframe with turret in place