Blackburn

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The Blackburn Aeroplane & Motor Co., of Leeds, built a mix of landplanes and seaplanes prototypes culminating in the Kangaroo bomber.[1]

Production Aircraft

Prototypes

References

Notes
  1. The one-off Land-Sea monoplane had a flexible undercarriage that could swap between wheels and floats.[2]
  2. The Type L was an impressive 1914 floatplane, but it saw no service or production.[3]
  3. Two[4] to nine[5] "Twin Blackburns", with a double fuselage powered by two 100hp Gnome engines, were built, but their performance was so poor they saw little use, if any.[5]
  4. The Triplane was a compact pusher fighter prototype.[6]
  5. The White Falcon was a one-off two-seat monoplane with similarities to the Land-Sea design.[7]
  6. These twin-engined prototypes saw little use and no production, but the S.P. was developed into the Kangaroo.[5]
  7. The N.IB was a 1918 prototype single-seat flying-boat fighter, intended to escort the Felixstowes, but it was too late for production.[8]
  8. Three torpedo-carrying Blackbird prototypes were completed in 1918, but the type did not enter production.[9][10]
Citations
  1. Bruce, p.87
  2. Bruce'69, pp.87-88.
  3. Bruce'69, pp.88-89.
  4. Bruce'69, p.90.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Nowarra, p.101.
  6. Bruce'69, pp.91-92.
  7. Bruce'69, pp.92-93.
  8. Bruce'69, pp.97-98.
  9. Nowarra, p.100.
  10. Bruce'69, pp.98-100.
Bibliography
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070