Helicopter & Hard to find

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Helicopter

Watts Aviation maintain a full range of makes and sizes for all types of helicopters including those for Eurocopters, Sikorsky, Agusta and Bell, as well as tyres for the ground handling units.

Commonly Stocked Helicopter Tyres

615x225-10

14x5x5.5-6

330x130-4

355x150-4

5.00-4

6.00-6

15x6.00-6

380x150-6

19.5x6.75-8

8.50-10

18x5.5

4.10/3.5-6

7.00-6

5.00-5

6.50-10


Hard To Find Sizes

Many vintage as well as many not so vintage aircraft do encounter problems in locating the original tyres and tubes. Where possible long term storage of such sizes are carried for future use and in some cases we are able to offer suitable alternatives. Tail wheel tyres can often be the most difficult items to locate, however, smooth, ribbed, saw tooth, channel and twin contact designs remain available in certain sizes.

The standard ribbed tread pattern of the aircraft tyre has been altered for various applications over the years and some of the more unusual include the Dimple design for use on tundra and the block tread used on many Spitfires.

Metric sizes are widely used for many continental aircraft including Rallyes, Jodels, Robins and Yaks.

The Rib pattern is the most commonly used tyre in aviation, below are some of the more unusual tread types

Tread
Block tread
Diamond Tread

Smooth Tread

Block Tread

Diamond Tread

Channel Tread
Twin Contact
Dimple Tread

Channel Tread

Twin Contact

Dimple Tread


Specific Tyre Types

Harvard

Harvard

Main : 27" 10ply Rib tread & All Weather available
Tail : 10.00 SC Rib tread

Spitfire

Spitfire

Main : 7.50-10ΒΌ 6ply Block Tread
Alt : 24x7.25-12 10ply Rib Tread
Alt : 7.50-10 8ply Rib Tread
Tail : 3.00-4 Smooth
Alt : 10/3.50-4 Channel Tread

Jet Provost

Jet Provost

Main : 21x6.75-9 10ply Rib
Nose : 6.00-4 12ply Twin Contact

Stearman

Boeing Stearman

Main : 8.90-12.50 6ply Rib tread & All Weather available
Tail : 10.00SC, 255x110

Yak

Yak

Nose: 400x150 6ply
Main : 500x150 6ply Rib Tread

 

For more information on any tyre please contact us for specific manufacturer's brochures which are available upon request.