Thread: Large Prop id?
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:30 PM   #1
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Default Large Prop id?

Hi All,

I'm hoping someone can help ID the very large propeller we have at the Bournemouth Aviation Museum. It was always stated it was a Zeppelin prop, but I don't think anyone really believed that. Recently the prop has been removed from its previous location on a roof outside (!) and is currently sat in our engine area.

Now it is on the ground its size has become very apparent; It is 24 feet tip to tip (and apparently some time in the past it was longer - something happened to it but I have no further information) distance across the centre hub is around 2 feet.

There are no markings at all - I've attached some photos - One of the jet engines in the background is a Rolls Royce Avon, which gives you an idea how big this is!

Possibly from a wind tunnel?

Many thanks

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