Original U.S. WWII Wooden Airplane Propeller by Fahlin for Fairchild PT-19 & PT-26 Trainers - 86 Inches

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a fantastic WWII U.S. wooden propeller produced before or during World War Two by Fahlin Propellers of Columbus, Missouri. The propeller is in very good condition and is constructed of laminated wood with brass tips and brass edge lining and still retains original Fahlin decals on both blades, though they are partly flaked away.

The hub has several stamped markings, including one larger one that reads:

DWG. NO 43K15131
SERIAL NO 44-18426
HP 175 RPM 2450
ENGINE 6 - 440C - 5

These markings give the specifications of the propeller, including the stock number and serial number, which indicates 1944 production. More importantly, it gives the specifications of the type of Engines and Airplanes it was designed to work with. These would be the Fairchild PT-19 & PT-26 Trainer airplanes, widely used during WWII for pilot training.

Ole (Olaf) Fahlin (May 8, 1901 – January 26, 1992) was a Swedish aviator who made his career manufacturing propellers and aviation products in the United States. He also developed prototype airplanes and worked in projects with Chrysler and Lockheed Corporation. His propellers were famous for their performance. During World War II he manufactured propellers for the U.S. government.

Dimensions of the propeller are 86 inches x 9 x 6 and weighs approximately 30 lbs.

This is a fantastic rare piece of aviation and WWII history that will display beautifully.

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