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Remembered Today:

My Airco DH4 Propeller Hub


RobL
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My latest acquisition - a propellor hub from a BHP 200hp Siddeley engine, most likely from an early 1918 batch, and likely from a DH4 or DH9. Gun timing mark is still in evidence

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If only! It would be nice to think it's in this, one of my favourite WW1 photos - a 200hp BHP engined DH4 of 27 Squadron with it's Pilot, Observer and ground crew and one of the 230lb bombs, but who knows - it could also have been fitted to a Bristol F2b or a DH9

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Hi Marco, I like to think of myself as starting at the front and working my way back :thumbsup:

In seriousness though, although I would love to build a replica DH4, especially as there are 1) none left in the UK and 2) none left, even replicas, in RFC, RNAS or RAF Bomber configuration, however I don't have anywhere near the right amount of funds to make a serious start. Who knows in the future though, and if anyone has a spare Siddeley Puma BHP engine, Rolls Royce Eagle or RAF 3a i'd be glad to accept donations!

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