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A Hamilton Standard propellor commemorates the Australian airmen who have died in conflicts in whcih australia has been involved.
|Address:||300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden, Heidelberg, 3081|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.755725|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 20th April, 2000|
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