AIRCRAFT PROPELLER IDENTITY. (HELP!!)

Discussion in 'Aircraft Requests' started by hamiltonjamesbowring, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. hamiltonjamesbowring

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Hello world of ww2 aircraft!

    recently i have come into contact with these two beautiful chromed stand alone propellers (pictured below)
    i have been told they have come of a Lancaster Bomber, however they seem to be the wrong size and shape...

    in order for me to sell them i desperately need to know what they might have come from, the serial numbers stamped on them are as follows:

    1) AMS 4130 AL1933 RF1017 A.O 104 D FA 15359 714 300 MOD 8
    2) 1017.0.104 RSSAJ RF 714 300 TFNIL D46970A

    can anyone help??

    any assistance would be greatly appreciated!


    cheers,

    Hamilton

    image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
  2. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,691
    Likes Received:
    1,418
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Any dimensions? Difficult to tell, just taking a scale from the window and carpet, but they look too small for a Lanc (if they were Lanc props, then they're the later 'paddle blade' type, chromed at a later date).
     
  3. hamiltonjamesbowring

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    i apologise for my late reply on this. the dimensions are as follows:
    122cm high and 19.5cm at the widest point.


    hope that helps.

    Kind regards
     
  4. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,691
    Likes Received:
    1,418
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    I don't have the exact info to hand, but at approximately 4 feet x 8 inches, they're rather small for Lanc prop blades. The chord shape also doesn't seem to match even the later, 'paddle' blade props.
    Hopefully some one here might be able to identify the type by the stamp numbers, but they appear to be from a smaller, more modern aircraft.
     
  5. hamiltonjamesbowring

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    thank you for your help and information. it is most appreciated!

    can anyone else add to this??
     
  6. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,691
    Likes Received:
    1,418
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Hopefully someone might chip in. I must say though, that going off the size and shape, there's a good chance they're from something sizeable, perhaps something like a DC-3/C-47, or maybe B-25. The blade shape is familiar, but then there were many aircraft using the same or similar props, so it's the stampings which might narrow things down.
     
Loading...

Share This Page