Hurricane Mk.I, UZ-V V7118, 306 Sqn RAF (Polish), prop?

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    #1 GJStein, Jan 20, 2011
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    For 1/72 model of V-UZ it would appear that the a/c has a Dehavilland prop rather than a Rotol. What 1/72 kit might be a source for the correct prop? Thanks.
     
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    Probably easier getting a resin or metal prop, which should be available via Hannant's, for example. Check your photo references though, as it is often difficult to determine which aircraft had which prop!
     
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    V7118 had the long-chord Rotol type of spinner developed for the Hurricane.
     
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    OK, ordered the 3D-kits Spitfire Rotol kits to convert some Spits. Assume I should then use the 3D prop and, say, an Airfix Spit MkI "pointed" spinner for UZ-V?
     
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    Not if it's Rotol. The 'pointed' Spit prop was a De Havilland, as used on the Hurricane also. The 'rounded' spinner, looking larger and more 'bulbous', is the Hurricane Rotol prop. This later had an 'elongated' spinner, on the MkII onwards.
     
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    #6 antoni, Jan 28, 2011
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    No you cannot.

    Only one type of Rotol spinner was blunt and bulbous. This was fitted to CBAF built Spitfire Mk IIs and early Mk Vs with either narrow or broad blade roots, and to Hurricane Mk Is. Other Rotol spinner were pointed. The long pointed Rotol spinner fitted to later CBAF Spitfire Mk Vs is not the same as the Rotol long chord spinner which was designed specifically for the Hurricane. The long chord spinner was fitted to later built Hurricane Mk Is and later Mks of Hurricanes. This is the type of spinner that was fitted to V7118. Note the base plate was black. This is typical on Spitfires and Hurricanes that originally had black spinners that were repainted Sky. If the kit does not have this type of spinner included you can use one intended for a Hurricane Mk II.

    de Havilland spinners were short and pointed. They were fitted to Supermarine and Westland built Spitfires and Hurricane Mk Is. They are short and pointed.
     

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    Very helpful. Thanks
     
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    Great insight Antoni.
     
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