1940's "Shelduck" Laminate Wooden Propeller
1940's "Shelduck" Laminate Wooden Propeller
1940's "Shelduck" Laminate Wooden Propeller
1940's "Shelduck" Laminate Wooden Propeller
1940's "Shelduck" Laminate Wooden Propeller
1940's "Shelduck" Laminate Wooden Propeller
1940's "Shelduck" Laminate Wooden Propeller
1940's "Shelduck" Laminate Wooden Propeller
1940's "Shelduck" Laminate Wooden Propeller
1940's "Shelduck" Laminate Wooden Propeller
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1940's "Shelduck" Laminate Wooden Propeller

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Laminate wooden propeller from a 1940's Shelduck target drone.

Makes an excellent piece of unusual wall décor!

100cm Long

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The Northrop KD2R5 "Shelduck" basic training drone was used internationally by the armed forces of at least 18 countries. The KD2R5 was used as a training device for ground-to-air gunnery practice. It was also used as a training target for surface-to-air missiles such as the Seacat, Tigercat, Redeye, Blowpipe, Sparrow, Chaparral, Hawk, Sidewinder and Nike.

Radioplane built a series of improved targets, though details are unclear, unsurprising given the obscurity of the subject as well as the multiple and confusing designations applied to each model.
The ultimate result of this evolution, the "MQM-36 (originally KD2R-5) Shelduck" gunnery target, is well-known, and in fact remains in service. Design of the Shelduck began in1946, with first flight in 1947. It is larger and more businesslike than the RP-5A, and is powered by a two-stroke McCulloch O-100-2 piston engine with 90 horsepower. The Shelduck can carry radar enhancement devices on its wingtips.