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All Propellers available some in stock and some made to order please email your requirements.

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 Bristol Hercules Wellington Propeller Hub and Blades(pg1 prop)

Here we have an Complete Propeller and Hub for a Bristol Hercules Engine.

The Part Number DB739 on the Propeller Blades Shows that it would have been used on the Bristol Hercules VI, IX, XVI and XVII engines that were used on the Wellington, Marks III, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV. It was also used on the Lancaster II fitted with the Hercules VI engines.

The Hub can be used in other Aircraft Such as the Bristol Beaufighter, Short Stirling and the Handley Page Halifax

The Three Blades are in a good overall condition and do not have any crash damage.

One of the Blades has a Bullet Hole which shows that the Aircraft Saw Action. This was Sourced from the Netherlands.

The Hub is in a Very Good Condition and could fly again subject to the Required Checks

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Propeller Pitch control

Blade Nos 1

Blade Nos 2

Blade Nos 3

This is clearly heavy and large potential buyers please contact me for a shipping quote


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MK R Pre Selector Gear (pg1 prop)

Here we have a pre selector gear.... by Dowty Rotol Ltd.








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Seen under the Armstrong Siddeley Genet Aero Engine

Genet Major Propeller (pg1 prop)

This is a superb propeller made by us as a perfect copy of the original. Our method of construction clones these propellers from an original. It is made of Ash and European sustainable mahogany.  This propeller was almost entirely made by hand and take over 10 days to complete.

Although made to original specifications we cannot certify these for flying and if so used you would have to carry out the required checks to comply with the law.

The original dates from the 1930's and was used on the Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major  a British five-cylinder (later seven-cylinder), air-cooled, radial engine for aircraft, designed and built by Armstrong Siddeley and first run in 1928. It developed 140 horsepower (104 kW).

Used in a variety of 1930's aircraft including Avro's and Westland.

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WWI RFC Prop blades (pg1 prop)

Here are  original prop tips from WWI, the boss has been cut out probably to make up a display for a clock. Great display pieces. The second one available is an exact clone of the blade shown.


£100 each two available.

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Vickers Varsity four Blade Spinner (pg1 prop)

This is a massive spinner from a Vickers Varsity, its an imposing piece of History from one of the RAF's last piston powered aircraft.

The Varsity was a versatile twin piston-engine aircraft brought into RAF service in 1951 for crew training as a replacement for the Wellington T10.

The aircraft had been designed three years earlier in response to an Air Ministry specification and had been put into production once proving trials and operational tests had been completed. To adapt the successful Valetta design for a general purpose crew trainer, the Varsity was given a nose-wheel undercarriage and an under fuselage pannier bomb-aimerís station.

The most outstanding quality of the Varsity was that it could provide excellent training for pilots, flight engineers, radio operators, navigators and bomb aimers simultaneously. The latter were seated in a very large ventral gondola which contained bomb aiming equipment and a small quantity of training bombs.

The prototype Varsity T MkI made its maiden flight on 17 July 1949. The RAF took its first deliveries in October 1951 which went to No.201 Squadron, Advanced Flying School at Swinderby, Lincolnshire. Production of the Varsity T MkI for the RAF ceased on 28 February 1954 after a total of 163 had been built.


This aircraft was powered by two Bristol Hercules engine




De Havilland Prop hub (pg1 prop)                 

Nice condition hub used on Mosquitoes and other De-Havilland aircraft.


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Watts Propeller (pg1 prop)

This is a Watts propeller. This type of propeller was used on very early Spitfire's the protype, Mk1 and Hurricane Mk1 in very limited numbers. They were soon replaced by the three bladed variable pitch props. I believe this type of prop was fitted to the late 1930s fighters such as the Gladiator. Hand made using traditional methods by our craftsman. They are marked correctly with period stamps. We only use good quality Ash and Mahogany. I do not like to call it a repro or copy as it does not do it justice and suggests they are somehow inferior to the ones produced in the early 1930s which it is not. It is made to original specs and identical in every way to the ones made 70 years ago, using the same labour intensive techniques. The laminate's are locked using dowels and traditional glue. It took our craftsman 10 days to make this awesome propeller. They are not massed produced. We have a large inventory of  Propeller's. We can produce props to your specification in materials and glue if you wish to get them approved for flying. This one is balanced but for sale as DISPLAY ONLY

£1500 Made to order

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BF108/Nord1101 Metal Propeller (pg1 prop)

This Metal propeller was fitted to a Renault  6Q-10 Engine as Used in the Nord 1101

The Nord 1101 began its life as a development of the German Messerschmitt Bf-108, a four-seat, tail-wheel liaison and communication aircraft. Nord modified the design to a tricycle gear version and built two prototypes. After the war the original Argus inverted V-8 was replaced by a 6-cylinder inline Renault and was renamed Nord 1101. The parts handbook lists one third German Messerschmitt part numbers, one third French Nord while the remaining are French suppliers numbers. The Nord 1100 was a fine and fast machine, pleasantly light on the controls which were well matched, efficient and accurate. It was a pilots airplane, requiring permanent and precision flying.

The company produced the re-engined version with a Renault 6Q-10 engine as the Nord 1101. The 1101 was designated the Ramier by the French military, In English it was known as the Woodpigeon

 Two hundred and five were built for civil and French military use .

RAF Aldon impressed four Bf 108s on the outbreak of World War II and put into service, who designated them "Messerschmitt Aldon". It was the fastest light communications aircraft the RAF had then, but they were often mistaken for Bf 109s. Post-war, 15 more captured Bf 108s flew in RAF colours


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Nord 1101 Ramier



This Propeller is very Heavy and will be sent at cost

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CSU Unit Standard DH Prop (cont pg3 SP)

This is a constant speed unit which controls the pitch of the prop. This particular model is in excellent serviceable condition subject to the required checks.

This unit is designed to operate the De Havilland standard prop. This Propeller was used in a variety of aircraft including the Mosquito.

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DH Australia Constant Speed Control Unit 2 (pg5 cont)

Here we have a Constant Speed Control Unit

This was Manufactured By DeHavilland Australia

Model: 4G10ADH46

Set to 475 PSI

An aircraft propeller operates as the source of thrust that moves the plane forward.

When an aircraft is stationary with the propeller spinning (in calm air), air flows past the narrow leading edge of the propeller. This is the most efficient configuration as the drag forces on the propeller are the lowest. As the airplane starts moving forward, the airflow begins to push against the front, wider cross section of the propeller, creating greater drag.

A constant-speed propeller is able to rotate along the longest axis of the blade to take a sharper bite of air with respect to the airplane, allowing the propeller to maintain the most efficient orientation to the airflow around it. This balances the trade off that fixed-pitch propellers must make between high take-off performance and high cruise performance.

A constant-speed unit (CSU) or propeller governor is the device fitted to one of these propellers to automatically change its pitch so as to attempt to keep engine speed constant.

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Original canvas prop blade covers (pg1 prop)  

These are for big props measuring 6ft long by 13 1/2 inches at their widest they are used and have age  related marks and fading but in serviceable condition I have seven available one has a small hole but this one will be sold last and you will be informed if its the only one left.

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£35 each

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Junkers JU 88 Spinner (pg1 Prop)

Here is a spinner from a JU 88 in good original condition.

This a stunning piece and incredibly rare. The ID plate identifies this as a JU 88 Spinner.

The German part numbering system was superb and the Werk number actually identifies the specific aircraft this was fitted to. So far we have been unable to find the  aircraft but the information is there.

The Junkers Ju 88 was one of the most versatile and effective combat aircraft of World War II. Its closest counterparts on the Allied side were the Mosquito and Beaufighter.

The German aircraft was larger and slower, but nevertheless very effective. 14,676 were built, including a staggering 104 prototypes for its 60 different versions.

Like the Mosquito, the Ju 88 originated as a fast bomber. In 1935 the Luftwaffe had a requirement for a so-called Schnellbomber, which should have a speed of 500km/h with 800kg of bombs.

This was much faster than the biplane fighters that then equipped the German fighter units; it was even faster than the first models of the Bf 109 monoplane fighter.

 For this ambitious goal Henschel proposed the Hs 127, Messerschmitt the Bf 162, and Junkers submitted the designs Ju 85 and Ju 88. Later the Bf 162 achieved some fame when it appeared on German propaganda postcards, but this was disinformation, and the real winner was the Ju 88.

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Spitfire spinner back plate * (pg1 Prop)

This is a stunning piece 100% original spinner back plate for a four bladed propeller.

The four blades propeller was first used on the MK IX and was used on all other Merlin powered Spitfires up to the introduction of the griffon engine which had a five bladed prop.


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Mk XVIII Spitfire Prop blade (Pg1 Prop)

Here we have prop blade from a Mk 18 Spitfire which had five blades and was one of the last production Spitfires powered by the Rolls Royce Griffon 65.

The Mk 18 was a refinement of the Mk XIV. It was identical in most respects including engine and cockpit enhancements, but it carried extra fuel and had a revised, stronger wing structure.

The  Mk XVIII had both fighter and fighter reconnaissance variants built.

This prop stands approximately 147 cm high

Serial No R8248

HRS 8283


Below the mighty Mk I8 Spitfire

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This Propeller is very Heavy and will be sent at cost

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Supermarine Spitfire Propeller Blade (pg1 prop)                 

Here we have a Supermarine Spitfire Propeller Blade from a Spitfire Mk.21

They are Original and still have the Gearing on the bottom of the Prop

The propeller used on the Mk.21 was a Rotol hydraulic, type R.14/5F5/2, with 5 wooden blades.

The Drawing Number for these Blades is RA.10129

With the Mk.21 the classification of Spitfire marks swapped from Roman to Arabic numerals. The wing of the Spitfire had changed very little during the aircraft's development. However, with the Mk 21 the elliptical wing gave way to a new one with blunted tips and changes to the flaps and ailerons. The wing was made even stronger and carried four 20mm cannon. The fuselage was redesigned and the whole airframe was heavier than previous Spitfires, meaning the undercarriage had to be made more robust. The wheels were now fully covered by undercarriage doors in flight (this had been a feature of Mitchell`s first prototype Spitfire and the prototype Mk III but was not adopted on any production Spitfire before the 21). The usual engine was a Griffon 61 or 64 with a five bladed prop, although a few were fitted with the Griffon 85 with six blades in two sets of three rotating in different directions (known as a contra-rotating propeller) to use fully the 2,375 hp of the Griffon. The Mk 21 kept the normal bulged cockpit. When first introduced the Mk 21 had bad control characteristics, these were cured by modifications to rudder and elevators. 122 were produced.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.21

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Original Watts MK I Hurricane propeller (pg1 prop)  


MK I Hurricane fitted with the Watts fixed pitch propeller.

This is a quite incredible find there are only a hand full of these left in existence and is the holly grail for Propeller or serious aviation collectors. This is the first original  we have ever seen at Spitfire Spares and its highly unlikely we will find another. We discovered this in a small Pub hanging on the wall and it had been there for over 40 years the Landlord who has been there all that time told us it was up there when he arrived. You can see it in its last resting place in the pictures shown left.

This type of Propeller which is s solid fixed pitch wooden prop was fitted to the very first prototype and operational Hurricanes and Spitfires using the Merlin II power plant. This particular prop was made specifically for the Hurricane, we can establish this from the serial number on the ID plate and the length of slightly over 11ft. Spitfires has shorter propellers at just over 10 Ft .  It is constructed of laminates of wood with a plywood cone formed around the hub which formed part of the spinner. Everything on this prop is 100% original. As you can see from the pictures there is some slight damage to the tips and it probably suffered this on landing causing it to be replaced. The plywood cone also has some damage but considering its over 75 years old its in remarkable condition. we have not cleaned it yet and it is covered in dust.

It is dated very accurately to the Month of July 1939 on the data plate two months before the start of WWII this would make it one of the last fixed pitch propellers ever fitted to the Hurricane, the last Hurricane fitted with this type of propeller was delivered to the RAF on the 6th October 1939. Hurricane  L 1980 was the first Hurricane to be fitted with the new  De Havilland three bladed variable pitch propeller.

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Although we cannot track its origin to a single aircraft Hawker produced between one and two Hurricanes a day and so between July and September a maximum of between 90 and 180 Hurricanes would have been fitted with this type of propeller. This is superb piece of History and extremely rare when the very first Hurricanes and Spitfires were introduced propeller technology had not  caught up with these advanced fighters, this was the last of the fixed wooden propellers ever to be used on an RAF front line Fighter aircraft.

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 Merlin XX Prop hub and Spider (pg1 prop)

This is a prop hub and spider from a Merlin MK XX in very nice condition, I believe it would be suitable for a static runner.

The Merlin XX Engine was rated at 1,240-horsepower (924 kW) at 2,850 rpm at 10,000 feet .The engine used in Bristol Beaufighter IIBoulton Paul Defiant II, Handley Page Halifax II and V, Hawker Hurricane II and IV, and Avro Lancaster I and III.

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Picador  Propeller (pg1 prop)

This propeller was fitted to a Picador Drone: (ML Aviation U120D target aircraft into which the Picador engine was fitted, why the sea is full of Picador engines", it's because the radio control systems of the 1950s were very rudimentary, the range was limited, the telemetry was non-existent, and the operators inexperienced. If the aircraft went out of sight, behind a cloud, or had any problem, they lost control and the aircraft came down. It did have a parachute, but as it was or should have been over the sea, the plane was still lost.

This prop is in nice condition and would make a great display piece. The alloy nose cone can be easily removed if preferred. It is not a huge piece and measures 1.4m or 54" . Madeby the Airscrew company of Weybridge



I do not know if this is the aircraft this prop was fitted too but its the best picture I could find of an unmanned target drone








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