Ratier, Schreck FBA propeller


Producer (type): Ratier, France
Propeller No.:
Production Date: 1925
Diameter: 2650 measured
Engine: Hispano Suiza 180 HP
Country of Origin: Austria
Used on: Schreck FBA,

About the propeller, The propeller was produced by the French   manufacturer – most likely Ratier. Pictures were taken in 2013, presented here thanks to Andrzej Jasiński.

Construction, The propeller lamination consists of 9 ash (most likely) plies. The outboard length of leading edge of approx. 800 mm and the tips have brass sheathing. Originally coated with Black painting – most likely Tonkilaque – therefore black letters marking.

Aircraft and Engine, Markings indicate Schreck FBA flying boat as the aircraft  powered by this propeller. The propeller was working Hispano Suiza 18o HP engine.


  1. A. Morgała “Samoloty wojskowe w Polsce 1924 – 1939” Warszawa 2003

Period Advert. Ratier, 1939