Propeller, constant speed, two-blade, metal, Yamaha

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

From markings on this artifact, it was identified as a Yamaha manufactured Model 2D60 propeller, of the "Hamilton Type." It was produced on February 23, 1941 for use on a Tachikawa "Ki-54" twin engine advanced trainer aircraft with a Hitachi Ha-13-Ko engine. Prior to World War II, Hamilton Standard sold the right to manufacture propellers in several foreign countries, including Japan.

Begun in the late-19th century as an organ, and later piano, manufacturer, Yamaha first designed wooden aircraft propellers, and then expanded into metal versions before it was forced to abandon production. Using the idle metal production equipment, motorcycles later became part of Yamaha's repertoire after World War II.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from the U.S. Navy

Materials

  • Steel
  • Aluminum

Dimensions

  • Rotor/Propeller: 254 x 19.1 x 26.7 x 36.8cm (100 x 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.)
  • 3-D (Blade Length): 120cm (47 1/4 in.)
  • Storage: 174.6 x 52.1 x 52.7cm (68 3/4 x 20 1/2 x 20 3/4 in.)

Country of Origin

Japan

Date

Feb 23, 1941

Physical Description

  • Type: Two-Blade, Variable-Pitch, Metal
  • Diameter: 254 cm (100 in.)
  • Chord: 19.1 cm (7.5in.)
  • Engine Application: Hitachi Type 98 Ha-13-Ko, Air Cooled, Radial, 336 kw (450 hp)

Type

PROPULSION-Propellers & Impellers

Inventory Number

A19710944000

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