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Stock No. 6047

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RAF Propeller tip relic - Click for the bigger picture

RAF Propeller tip relic

We purchased this item privately and the story handed down within the family was that it was recovered from a WWII crash site in Yorkshire and came from a propeller fitted to an Airspeed Oxford. Whilst we can not authenticate this provenance we do have a complete Oxford propeller just in and the shape and dimensions certainly seem to conform to support this story. The tip, which is in very good condition seeing what it has been through, is made from laminated hardwood and is then covered in a doped fabric and is finished in original RAF colour of black with a yellow tip and with the benefit of a polished brass leading edge. The tip measures 16" long (41 cm) and 6 1/2" across at the base (16 cm) so a perfect display size in an appropriate collection and certainly easier to post than the full sized version!

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