Mistery part

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  1. fausto77

    fausto77 New Member

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    Hi there

    I found this massive piece of iron in my country (Italy), and I don't know what is it.
    I think that is a propeller reduction gear of an aircraft wrecked in during wwII but I'm not absolutely sure .
    Please could you help me to identify it?
    sorry for my bad english.... his weight is about 23 pounds.
    any suggestion will be welcome
    Fausto
     
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    #3 razor1uk, Jul 31, 2011
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    With the hollow quill of the shaft, it seems like it could be from a motor-cannoned engine, like a 600 series based engine - 601, 603 or the Alfa Romeo version of the 601 type. Could I ask if where approximately in Italy this was found?
     
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    propellers aren't my area of expertise but my first impression was also that the shaft hole was pretty large, so it probably had a cannon through the propeller. I'm not at all familiar with italian aircraft but the american p-39 had a cannon but i don't recall any fighting in that area. The americans used a lot of p-47, b-24 and the b-26 in that area but none have a cannon in the propeller. The german ME-109 had a cannon in the propeller but I don't know how heavily it was used in Italy. Good Luck
     
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    Hi,
    It isn't from a 109. The main hub gear of a 109 has 54 teeth and 8 bolts. Yours has 53 and 18 bolts. This part looks heavier in fabrication than the 109 hub gear. I have attached a photo to compare. No part-no's somewhere?

    Cheers,
    Sander
     

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    The output shaft looks too short for a reduction gear, and it doesn't appear to have any allowance for mounting bearings.
     
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    is my two main doubts.......:|
    I bought it from a guy in Sicily, no markings, only a number 1 embossed on it
     
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