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Old 09-05-2007, 03:15 PM   #4
Bob Gardner
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Dear Ade,

From the photographs of the hub that you sent me I can see that the lettering which looks like *GAR***3RH reads DG AB7673RH. The prop is a distinctive shape and is from a SE5A fighter c1918 powered by a Wolseley Viper engine.

The official diameter is 2414mm (95inches), not the 96 inches that you quote, but some freedom was allowed to cope with how the prop turned out after it was handmade and I'm sure that your measurement is correct.

This prop was the standard prop for the Viper powered SE5A in late 1918 and 1919.

With regards,

Bob Gardner
Author; WW1 British Propellers, WWI German Propellers
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