Yes, a VDM airscrew hub. Sadly, the numbers are not the a/c Werke Nummer.
Can anyone help me with the identity of this prop hub please? It is clearly German and an excavated crash relic. I have been led to believe that it is from a Messerschmitt Bf 109, but beyond that nothing, so any information would be much appreciated. I have followed a recent thread on here that suggested major components of German aircraft might be marked with the aircraft’s Werke No. enabling further history to be traced – that would certainly be nice and I have tried to photograph all the markings on this one, but I am prepared to be disappointed! Finally. No, I have no intention of parting with it!
Did the hub you have, perchance, originate from Millom Museum?
The 109 and 110 have more or less the same hubs
Thanks for the replies Andy & Tony - so its a step backwards then, it could now be off one of two types of aircraft - Do the markings not give any indication at all as to date or likely fitment? It certainly has more markings than most of the prop hubs I have! It's a real shame when dug item like this have lost their identity, as without the history they are little more than at worst scrap and at best a curiosity.
Yes Mike, it came to me from someone connected with that museum, but without any provenance - I do seem to recall it being on display there some time ago but without any indication of its origin then either.
It's from Hess' s Bf.110! :diablo:...without any provenance...
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I don't know, this isn't my area, but i'd be quite surprised if the Bf 109 and 110 used absolutely identical prob hubs.
It is a 110 VDM, the 109 would be numbered 109 I have a pair somewhere and one of which was taken apart by Peter Rushen in the 1970s and he showed me the markings and explained why
The clue is there in the stamp 9-11085.
The early 109's and 110's used the same engine - the DB601.
That's why they used the same propeller. The two aircraft originated from the same manufacturer, which also helped.
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