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Australian Airmen : 6-March-2012
Australian Airmen : 6-March-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A Hamilton Standard propellor commemorates the Australian airmen who have died in conflicts in whcih australia has been involved.

 

Location

Address:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden, Heidelberg, 3081
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755725
Long: 145.047069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 20th April, 2000
Front Inscription

Plaque 1 : 

This propellor was donated by the Royal Australian Air Force Association, as a memorial, in memory of Australian airmen who died during World Wars I & II and other proclaimed wars during the twentieth century.

Unveiled by Flying Officer John Grant Service No. 34412

20 April 2000

Plaque 2 :

Hamilton Standard Propellor 

Characteristics - Hydromatic, Constant-Speed, Quick feathering

Hydromatic - Controls Blade Angle

Constant Speed - Controls speed betweem 1200 and 2700 RPM  Basic diameter 3.5m

Fitted to many types of airplanes built during World War II including American Douglas DC3 and Australian Beaufort bomber.   Were made from aluminium alloy, working parts steel, paint on blades` tips (safety) gave improved visual indicators of a turning propellor.

This propellor was donated by the Royal Australian Air Force Association

Source: MA
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