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The Manufacture of Metal Airscrew Blades

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 May 1939



IN the construction of their airscrews the Hispano Suiza Company use principally aluminium alloys—duralumin, alfcrium, avional—with a mean density of 2·8, and with mechanical properties equal to those of a half‐hard steel. They have been considering for some time the manufacture of blades of magnesium alloy, the mean density of which is 1·8, thereby offering considerable advantage over the aluminium alloys as regards weight, but, in this article, only aluminium alloy blades are dealt with.


Castaing, H. (1939), "The Manufacture of Metal Airscrew Blades", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 11 No. 5, pp. 211-214.




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