Picture/Diving mystery

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  1. herman1rg

    herman1rg Well-Known Member

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    No idea, maybe some Bristol Centaurus prop?

    He 177 props had afaik a diameter of 4.5m or 14.75ft. So still too small.
     
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    one possible cantidate

    BOEING B-29

    PROPELLERS:
    Manufacturer: Hamilton Standard Propeller division of United Aircraft Corp.
    Type: 4-blade, full feathering
    Diameter: 16 ft. 7 in.
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    could also apply to B-50 series, C-97 series, or Boeing Stratocruiser airliner
     
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    The follow on to the B-29, the B-50 was stationed in England for a number of years, including at my old base, RAF Lakenheath.
     
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    #5 Airframes, Feb 1, 2012
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    I note the RAF article states that the Typhoon only had a three-bladed propellor; this is true, but later variants had the four - blade Rotol unit, along with the larger, Tempest tail planes. Looks like it is possibly/probably, the Typhoon's 4 blade prop, although the diameter doesn't seem to match.
     
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    Is it possible that the engine type found, a Sabre IV, was on a British Bomber?

    Perhaps that would explain why the large prop was found in the direct proximity of the engine...
     
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