Argentinian Pucara Propellor Blade

#1
Mate of mine who's not on here has a propellor blade from an Argentinian Pucara. It was a bring-back from the conflict, and as such has damage to it in the form of a bullet hole. The force of the round striking the blade has bent it slightly.

It has a brass plaque on it dated 1982 and mentions one of the Naval Squadrons that brought it back.

This is not from a crash site. As I believe the blade would not be in one piece, as it is now.

PM me with offers around £250 please

Cheers

GH
 
#4
Will post some photos later, am using the phone at the mo.

Regarding it being useable. Well, some Harry black and a bit of polishing and it'll be good as new.


But, I won't be held responsible if you bolt it to your Pucara...!
 
#16
Although i don't know the absolute specifics of it. This was taken from a static aircraft. I would personally say, that if the aircraft had "ploughed in", this would be in a far worse state than it is.
The paint on the end of the blades, will wear off over a period of time, as a result of grit etc in the airflow being abrasive.
 
#18
All the paint has gone from the leading edge, see the black rectangle, that is protecting something on the leading edge too. Left out to rot, if the paint was defective it would all be gone.

The aircraft was shot down, the prop took one hit, on impact with the ground it got twistyfied.
 

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