WW2 Hamilton Standard Douglas Dc3 Dakota “Paddle type” propeller blade

 Manufactured in the 1940s by Hamilton standard here we have a lovely highly polished aircraft propeller blade taken from the Douglas DC3. This type of propeller blade is known as the “paddle” type because of its distinctive broad shape, these blades were favoured by the US Air force over the standard “needle type” blades fitted to the Dakotas because of the increased performance at higher altitudes. 

       This propeller has been chemically stripped to remove all the paint and painstakingly polished on both sides to a mirror finish.  It has undergone eighteen stages of sanding and five stage polishing to achieve a perfect flawless finish. Mounted on a custom-made base powdercoated in authentic olive drab paint finished with a highly polished aluminium top. 

     




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