Manufactured in the 1940s by Hamilton Standard, this propeller blade has been taken from a WW2 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 for most applications because of the increased performance at higher altitudes.
The DC3/C47 is arguably one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made and has been extensively used as a transport aircraft and airliner since the 1930s to present day.
This propeller has been chemically stripped to remove all the paint and painstakingly polished on both sides to a mirror finish. It has undergone 18 stages of sanding and 5 stages of 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.
Manufactured in the USA
Highly polished both sides
Approximately 58 inches tall
Rare and Historical
Hamilton Standard DWG No. 6477A-(12) 18