4-bladed propeller on Stromboli, Italy

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Mar 19, 2023
Hiking on the island of Stromboli, Italy I came across the remnants of a 4-bladed propeller, and only found references to a crash of a plane using 3-bladed propellers: ASN Aircraft accident Savoia-Marchetti S.73 I-SUTO Stromboli Island

I am wondering what plane this propeller originally belonged, to, and if the plane crashed on Stromboli:

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cheers,

Philipp
 
IMHO if it's the WW2 remenant it could be P-47 or P-51 only. None of other operated from the Sicily aircraft had the four-blade prop.
 
IMHO if it's the WW2 remenant it could be P-47 or P-51 only. None of other operated from the Sicily aircraft had the four-blade prop.
It also looks like there could be more of the engine attached as the soil seems to be undisturbed!
I think it could be as Wurger says. I guess you didn't measure from the tip to the centre of the hub?
Thanks for posting.

Eng
 
hi, no - sorry, I didn't measure it, it was "large", but the blade was bent, and I think any estimate I could now give would be quite wrong. Looking more closely at the pictures it looks to me as the part of the aircraft that may still be attached might have been re-buried:
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almost looks like a grave
 
It looks like a Curtiss Electric prop hub, so B-26 or P-47.

Are the rocks stacked around the propeller because it's a grave?
 
That is interesting Tony. The Stromboli prop does look to have a distinctive hexagonal fitting inside the hub. I presume that might be more definitive?

Eng
 

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