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  • Airforcehunter
    Rank 2 Registered User
    • Feb 2015
    • 5

    Spitfire Prop ID Help

    Gentleman,

    USAF Personnel stationed in the UK and need some assistance...

    Found this, what I believe to be Spit Blade, advertised locally, and purchased at a low price so I took a gamble

    Gentleman I bought it off of said he restored Spits in the early 90's, and was given this by his company when they replaced propellers on some birds under restoration.

    Blade has been, unfortunately, repainted, but the markings on the hub bottom are as follows

    HRA 37018
    RA 10046 RS

    Also, on the face of the hub, just near the blade, are some small letters that look like a later add, showing PROP 59814 2

    Prop is 60 inches tall base to tip, and 10.5 inches wide, with the base being 16 inches around

    Any help???
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  • MerlinPete
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2006
    • 1274

    #2
    Welcome to the forum.
    It is from a 4 blade hub, Spitfire IX or XI

    Pete
    If I had a quid for every time someone mentioned "buried crated Merlins", I could buy one!

    www.flightengineering.co.uk

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    • Airforcehunter
      Rank 2 Registered User
      • Feb 2015
      • 5

      #3
      Pete,

      Out of curiosity, how did you determine that? Based on the numbers on the hub?

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      • Mark12
        MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY
        • Jan 2000
        • 10863

        #4
        Blade type number RA 10046 RS

        Last edited by Mark12; 15th February 2015, 22:44.
        "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"

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        • MerlinPete
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2006
          • 1274

          #5
          As above!

          Pete
          If I had a quid for every time someone mentioned "buried crated Merlins", I could buy one!

          www.flightengineering.co.uk

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