History Pictures

RWD-6 view

RWD-6 view

RWD-6 aircraft. Picture via Roman Postek, many thanks!

Schwarz Propeller, LKL V, Warner Scarab engine

Schwarz Propeller, LKL V, Warner Scarab engine

The Schwarz propeller at the front of LKL V aircraft of Lubleski Klub Lotniczy. Typical propeller's color scheme for this period: Olive green hub part with silver blades. Source: "Lubleski Klub Lotniczy Aeroklub Lubelski w okresie II Rzeczypospolitej", Mirosław...

RWD-5 view

RWD-5 view

Propeller of the RWD-5 SP-AJU aircraft. The famous for South Atlantic flight, Stanisław Skarżyński's plane was not equipped, like most of RWD-5s with Szomański propeller. On available photographs it was clear that propeller was not covered with Tonkilaque coating. It...

RWD-5 bis view

RWD-5 bis view

Propeller of RWD-5 bis SP-AJU aircraft. Picture taken in Brasil, Kuritiba in 1933 Picture via Roman Postek, many thanks!

Szomański Propeller, Lublin RXIII, Bromma

Szomański Propeller, Lublin RXIII, Bromma

The propeller of the Lublin R.XIII SP-AMG aircraft. The picture was taken during airfair flights in Sweedish Stokcholm - Bromma airport in 1936. The propeller has a non standard feature: polished leading edge aluminium sheathing (the tonkilaque coating had been...

PWS-26

PWS-26

PWS-26 aircraft with propeller made by W. Szomański factory. The pale color of the propeller is not typical. It is not coated with black Tonkilaque but Polish Porsa laquer. This photo from family archive was kindly given by Ms Dorota Żyłka. Thank you!

Szomański propeller, PZL P.11c fighter

Szomański propeller, PZL P.11c fighter

Pic: Photographer unknown, source: B. Balcerzak T. Kopański "PZL P.11c". Despite that there are no producer markings visible (it is fairly possible that the "IKAR" decal was cut out of the prop) it is almost sure that this picture presents one of Szomański's props. We...

Schwarz propeller, 3 V 11 Möller Stürmer, 1939

Schwarz propeller, 3 V 11 Möller Stürmer, 1939

3 V 11 Möller Stürmer, 1939. Schwarz propeller and the decals clearly visible. After WWII the aircraft was restored in Poland, got polish registration SP-OLL and for short period was dosplayed at the front of railroad depot in Sosnowiec. Photo presented by the...

Schwarz propeller, 3 V 11 Möller Stürmer, 1939

Schwarz propeller, 3 V 11 Möller Stürmer, 1939

3 V 11 Möller Stürmer, 1939. Schwarz propeller and the decals clearly visible. After WWII the aircraft was restored in Poland and for short period dosplayed at the front of railroad depot in Sosnowiec. Photo presented by the courtesy of Mr. Kazimierz Rauchfleisch....

Heine on the street

Heine on the street

The Heine Proppeler Most likely 1-May worker's Celebration, Date: 194? (post war) Place: Grudziądz(?)

He 72 Kadett, Czechoslovakia

He 72 Kadett, Czechoslovakia

Heinkel He 72 Kadett or Focke Wulf FW-44 Stiegliz? ex-German aircraft, Czechoslovakia, picture taken before 1954 year. As a warprizes both aircraft  types  were used in post war Polish aviation. The propeller (Schwarz?) with its characteristic Rupp mounting hub....