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    Where SWWAPS was once and embedded in a tree. No idea as which aircraft this once came from, but possibly a Lockheed Neptune? Image taken today.
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    Well, as late as 1971 I photographed a dismantled RAF Neptune in Staravia's yard there.

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      #3
      Could be Neptune, but also Beverley and Britannia used this type of prop.

      The Beverley/Brit used a de-Havilland unit which was a hybrid design, using a Ham-Stan-type hub but with the Curtiss design hollow steel blades. A characteristic of this hub was that it had a prominent heavy mounting flange on the front face adjacent to the dome mounting aperture. That appears to be present on the hub pictured.

      Anon.

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        #4
        The SWWAPS collection did have an ex Beverley Centaurus at one time so the prop may have been Bev too.

        Richard
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          #5
          I've just noticed that the prop pictured is the incorrect (LH) rotation direction for both the Beverley and the Britannia. Therefore, Neptune is the application - unless the picture has been reversed?

          Anon.

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            #6
            Could it be DC-7?

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              #7
              Dan-Air had G-ATAB which seems to have been scrapped at the end of their ownership?

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                #8
                Although the DC-7 used both rounded and square-tipped props I believe they were all alloy-bladed Hydromatics, not the steel-bladed type.

                The prop pictured has hollow steel blades.

                Anon.

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