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Offline Manni

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Gotha GV Engine
« on: September 23, 2016, 02:24:26 PM »
I took the fotos in the Royal Army Museum in Brussels, Belgium.
I think, it is a Gotha GV Engine.















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Manni
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Re: Gotha GV Engine
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 04:45:50 PM »
Thanks for sharing your photos with us. Nice shots! Interesting to see the Wotan decals on the prop
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James

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Re: Gotha GV Engine
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2016, 07:08:14 PM »
Thanks Manni for the excellent photos, great reference material.

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Re: Gotha GV Engine
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2016, 02:54:40 AM »
I'm wondering if that is even the correct propeller at all.  It looks very different from the usual pusher propellers in the Gotha photos.  Maybe someone just stuck it on there??

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Re: Gotha GV Engine
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2016, 03:19:21 AM »
Thank you, Manni

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Re: Gotha GV Engine
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2016, 03:48:17 AM »
Exactly what I needed! When I was in this museum, my photo's battery died :(
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Re: Gotha GV Engine
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2016, 02:49:06 PM »
I saw the same Gotha engine at the weekend ( Saturday), maybe the propeller is mounted the wrong way round, ie back to front?

Also not  sure why there appears to be a rusty spinner plate behind the prop.

Sadly no progress appears to have been made on the Halberstadt restoration, although two gentlemen appeared to be working on an upturned LVG fuselage whilst I was there.

Does anyone have any info as to the history of the Gotha engines?, the museum is great but there is little information on the exhibits.

Note too  that there are very many wooden propellers if you look through the glass windows of the "contemporary workshop" downstairs on the ground floor, in the aviation hall.
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Re: Gotha GV Engine
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 09:43:38 PM »
I will try my best to contact my belgium fellows to get some more pictures of that engine. If I get them, i will post them here.
Manni
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Re: Gotha GV Engine
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 05:49:02 AM »
I saw the same Gotha engine at the weekend ( Saturday), maybe the propeller is mounted the wrong way round, ie back to front?

Elsewhere on the internets you can find a nice picture of the ZAK stamp on the prop, which, when flipped, looks like this:


From this we can read that it is indeed a prop meant for a Gotha, but not a G.V -- rather a G.IX! The G.IX was a tractor, and Belgium operated several postwar, which were provided as reparations. There is even a nice photo in the new-ish Jack Herris G-types book of a Gotha G.IX in postwar Belgian service with a Wotan prop very much in evidence, the decal very clear to see...

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Re: Gotha GV Engine
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2017, 05:52:47 AM »
Also not  sure why there appears to be a rusty spinner plate behind the prop.

see above, G.IX had spinners...