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1931 Szomanski, PWS-10

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Producer (type)Szomański, Poland
Propeller No.3655
Production Date1931
Pitch193-20?
Diameter280
EngineLorraine Dietrich LD-12EB 450KM
Country of OriginPoland
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About the propeller. The propeller was produced by Szomanski Fatory. At the moment the propeller was received from Marek Wojenka, the prop was prepared to serve as a mould for glass-laminate copies. Prop was restored, leaving originally numbers, date, producer and the engine type pressed on the hub. Pitch and diameter were already slightly tarnished. As all the inscriptions were already polished, they could not be repainted. The propeller was restored and , repainted and the sheathing placed again. Replica decals of IKAR and TONKILAQUE  VARSOVIE added. Now a part of private collection (2019).

Construction. The propeller lamination consists of 11 plies of ash wood. 1mm thich aluminium sheathing fitted, all covered by Tonkilaque coating.

Aircraft and Engine. The propeller was produced for early models of polish fighter PWS-1). For the moment it is the only known propeller and the piece preserved from this Polish built fighter. The prop was working with Lorraine Dietrich 12eb engine, 450 HP. 

References:

TBiU 157,Tomasz Syga “Fighter Plane PWS 10”,

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