History Pictures

Potez XXV, 35th Polish Squadron, Plage Laśkiewicz

Potez XXV, 35th Polish Squadron, Plage Laśkiewicz

Nice picture of line mechanics standing at front of Potez XXV . Picture taken around 1929-1931. As inscription from the reverse side indicates, this particular Potez belonged to 35 Polish Squadron, so possibly the picteure was taken at Poznań Ławica. The propeller -...

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!

VDM propeller of Messerschmitt BF-109 B-2

VDM propeller of Messerschmitt BF-109 B-2

Propeller of Messerschmitt Bf 109 B-2. While the emblem indicates VDM markings, standing for the German-made electric driven  constant speed governor,  the propeller itself could be metal one produced even by Hamilton Standard according the sources, (entry: 2022)....

Bf-109 B-2 Unknown propeller 1

Bf-109 B-2 Unknown propeller 1

Messerschmitt Bf- 109 B-2 picture, producer of propeller and decal unknown. May it be eliptic decal of Hamilton  Standard? (entry: 2022)Period Advert.