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Old 18th May 2019, 21:38
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Originally Posted by ouidjat View Post
Hello SM,
All of this is absolutely correct.
Just a point: When you write "are made in Tufnol", are you saying "are" or "were"? In this instance other rings on Luftwaffe airplanes?
If so, another British product used by Germany during the WWII ?
Since it was and is British patented I'm quite surprised.
As for me I used Téflon(r) in Naval constructions and, later (more recently), German made cold mills for the same (generaly speaking) use.

For the curious, a very interested internet page:


Hi Franck!

Unfortunately, I am not able to be more specific about the material for the Haube ring described as "Gummi" in the VDM manual and as Bakelit by Peter. I would really expect the VDM description of "Gummi" to mean a rubber or Rubberised material. I think that this might have hardened to seem like a hard material now? I do have a sample that I might examine more closely. The Tufnol material is a UK sourced product but, I have Bf109 parts made in very similar fibre reinforced resin parts that are similar. Cheers

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