I think the RNZAF only ever had three nose wheels, well the ones they owned. Any others were part of the combined rotables contract with Air New Zealand. The RNZAF essentially bought into the Air NZ rotable pool. Each RNZAF F-27 was bought very cheaply, about 5 digits from memory. You were lucky to get any wheels at all for that price. Then again at just $25 each they may have just come off those machines. For $50 each I can supply a letter of authenticity for you...
A few of the others here will have better memories of the contract and pricing.
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Camtech, Despite the distance of each wheel from camera, with left hand furthest away, there is a definite, disproportionate jump in size for the one on right, so yes, I do believe you are right. Both wheel and tyre look bigger. David D