Help Identifying a Prop

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  1. fortdonelsonrelics

    fortdonelsonrelics New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    New to the forum. Just obtained this prop and was wondering if anyone could help me identify it. It came out of a well known collection out of East Tennessee. Its painted as if thought its from the Fighting 17th, however the propeller isn't large enough to be from a Corsair.

    The prop doesn't measure over 5ft. It's laying next to a Japanese bomber propeller. I didn't get exact measurements before I posted.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    John Walsh
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    Soren Banned

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    It looks like the prop of a F4F Wildcat..
     
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    kool kitty89 Well-Known Member

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    The Grumman Wildcat in FAA Service by Bruce Archer

    Some info on the wildcat.

    Both Curtiss and Hamilton Standard props were used on the Wildcat, but assuming that that prop is from an aircraft that saw service in the Pacific with the US, it would be a Curtiss prop. (the Hamilton props were used on the Export versions with the Wright Cyclone 9)


    Are there any markings on it? (company, serial number, etc)
     
  4. fortdonelsonrelics

    fortdonelsonrelics New Member

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    Here is the base.
     

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    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    That's a McCauley Prop - the holes are for pins that are part of the ptch change mechinism. The full model number is 4HFR34C653/L106FA. It's not a WW2 prop. Used on BAE Jetstreams
     
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