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1930 Szomański, Latham 43HB3

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Producer (type)Szomański, Poland
Propeller No.3722
Production Date1930
Pitch
Diameter292 cm
EngineLorraine Dietrich 12B 400 HP
Country of OriginPoland
Used onLatham 43HB3

About the propeller

The propeller was produced by factory owned by Włodzimierz Szomański in Warsaw. Propeller, currently is in the collection of Muzeum Morskiego Dywizjonu Lotniczego in Puck, Poland.

Construction
The propeller lamination consists of ten ash plies. Diameter of propeller is 292 cm. The propeller has brass sheathing on leading edge. Propeller blades are covered with Tonkilaque lacquer. On propeller the “Ikar” decal of Szomański’s factory is placed. The Tonkilaque decal is also well preserved.

Aircraft and Engine
The propeller was intended for French twelve-cylinder 400 hp Lorraine Dietrich 12B engine. In Poland this engine was powering different aircraft including French two engine Latham 43HB3 flying boats.
References
Andrzej Morgała: “Samoloty wojskowe w Polsce 1924 – 1939”

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