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Old 07-21-2006, 01:09 PM   #1
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Today I was shown a part of a Lang propellor (sticker still visible !) in Belgium. I was told it comes from a crashed a/c during WW1 near the Belgian village of Moeskroen near the French border.
On what fighters was it used?
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:12 PM   #2
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If you can find the drawing number I'll be able to tell you. It will begin with LP (for Lang Propellers). For example LP2850 is a prop for a Sopwith Camel. Lang Propellers made props for many different aircraft.

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Old 07-21-2006, 05:23 PM   #3
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Bob,

The part this guy showed me was only some 50 cm with the Lang sticker on it. I might check it again for a number. Can you tell where I might find it? He told me his grandfather found it at a Camel crashsite !

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Old 07-21-2006, 07:13 PM   #4
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Bob,

I just read it must be on the hub which is missing....


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Paul
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:06 AM   #5
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Bob,

Just had another check on this prop and it still has a part of the hub...
It shows only a part of a number 20-
The - might also be a dot.




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Old 08-05-2006, 12:30 PM   #6
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Hi Paul,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

The size of the blade and the number of laminations suggest that it was a comparatively big prop intended to transmit a lot of power. However Lang made props for a large number of aircraft; see below.

I am often told that a prop is from a Camel, usually by the family that has owned it since great-grand-dad brought it home in 1919. Very often their belief is wrong so you should not pay too much attention to the thought that it came from a Camel crash site.

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Aircraft
Sopwith Scout (Pup)
Sopwith Beardmore S.B.3
Sopwith Beardmore S.B.3
Sopwith Scout (Pup)
Avro (Misc.)
Airco D.H.5
Airco D.H.5
Sopwith Triplane
Sopwith Triplane
Armstrong-Whitworth
Armstrong-Whitworth Airship
Martinsyde
Armstrong-Whitworth Airship
Martinsyde
Morane
Morane
Sopwith Camel
Sopwith Camel
Sopwith Camel
Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.8
Martinsyde R.G.
R.A.F. F.E.2B
Sopwith 1 Strutter
Sopwith B.1
Martinsyde F.2
Sopwith Torpedo Plane
Sopwith Dolphin
Sopwith Camel
Sopwith Dolphin
Sopwith Dolphin
Avro 504K
Sopwith Camel
Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.8
Martinsyde F.3
Sopwith Dolphin
Grain Griffen
Sopwith Snipe
Sopwith Rhino
Sopwith Bulldog
Sopwith Hippo
Parnall Panther
Austin Ospery
Boulton Paul Bobolink
Grain Griffen
Sopwith Snipe
Sopwith Dolphin
Sopwith Dolphin
Sopwith Snipe
Sopwith Snipe
Sopwith Dragon
Sapper
Sopwith B.1
Sopwith Snipe
Martinsyde F.4
Martinsyde F.4
Sopwith Salamander
Nieuport Nightjar
Sopwith Salamander
Sopwith Snipe
Sopwith Salamander
Sopwith Buffalo
Martinsyde F.4
Sopwith Baby
Sopwith Baby
Sopwith 1 Strutter
Short Bomber
Sopwith 1 Strutter
Sopwith 1 Strutter
Airco D.H.5
Short Bomber
Sopwith 1 Strutter
Sopwith Scout (Pup)
Airco D.H.5
Avro
Sopwith Scout (Pup)
Avro 504
R.A.F. B.E.2c
R.A.F. B.E.2c
Airco D.H.6
Morane
Martinsyde S.S.
Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.8
Martinsyde S.S. Elephant
Bleriot
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Hi Bob,

Thanks for your reply ! As told this guy said his granddad recovered it from a Camel crashsite....but one never can tell for sure as you state unless we have some written proof, so we have many options.

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