~ 1939 Wooden Propeller From Airspeed Oxford Aircraft ~
A fine example of an 8-holed propeller from an Airspeed Oxford aircraft for use with an Amstrong Siddeley Cheetah engine.
The propeller is complete.
One of the plaques on the hub side is engraved “DRG NO Z 3931 4 CHEETAH X L.H. D.7.33 P.6.96”.
The other side reads:
June 1939 H329 61251.
The design number Z 3931/4, as marked on the propeller, identifies it as being from an Airspeed Oxford aircraft.
~ Airspeed Oxford ~
The Airspeed AS.10 Oxford was a twin-engine monoplane aircraft developed and manufactured by Airspeed. It saw widespread use for training British Commonwealth aircrews in navigation, radio-operating, bombing and gunnery roles throughout the Second World War.
The Oxford was developed by Airspeed during the 1930s in response to a requirement for a capable trainer aircraft that conformed with Specification T.23/36, which had been issued by the British Air Ministry. Its basic design is derived from the company’s earlier AS.6 Envoy, a commercial passenger aircraft. Performing its maiden flight on 19 June 1937, it was quickly put into production as part of a rapid expansion of the Royal Air Force (RAF) in anticipation of a large-scale conflict.
~ Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah ~
The Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah is a seven-cylinder British air-cooled aircraft radial engine introduced in 1935 and produced until 1948.
The Cheetah was used to power many British trainer aircraft during World War II including the Avro Anson and Airspeed Oxford.
~ Dimensions ~
The propeller has a total length of 76 inches (193cm). The hub has a diameter of 9 inches (23cm) and a depth of 6 inches (10cm). This piece weighs 5.45 Kg.
~ Condition ~
There is some paint loss of paint to the ends and the item has a large amount of wood worn but the piece remains in complete condition.