Blackburn Kangaroo

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Blackburn Kangaroo
Blackburn Kangaroo Q 063799.jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Blackburn
First flight Jan 1918 [1]
Introduction Apr 1918[2] to May 1918 [1][3][4]
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Number built 16[2] to 24 [1][3][note 1]
Wingspan 22.8 m (74 ft 10 in) [6][7]
Engine 2×250hp Rolls-Royce Falcon
Armament flexible nose Lewis and
flexible rear Lewis
4×100 kg (230 lb)[7] bombs (470 kg (1,040 lb) total[6])
Max Speed 160 km/h (100 mph) [1][8][6][7]
Climb 2,000 ft (610 m) in 4:10[1]
6,500 ft (2,000 m) in 18:10[1]
10,000 ft (3,000 m) in 38:10[1]
Ceiling 10,500 ft (3,200 m) [1][8][6][7]
Endurance 8:00 [1][8][7]

The Blackburn Kangaroo was a twin-engine bomber with a box tail. While it was stable once flying straight, it was found to be "difficult" in maneuver. Though trials were carried out in January 1918, only eleven planes had been delivered by the Armistice. They were used both for anti-submarine patrol and for a brief time as conventional bombers in Belgium. [1]

They saw extensive use for maritime patrols with № 246 Squadron out of Seaton Carew, County Durham.[5]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Blackburn Kangaroo.

Timeline [note 2]

Game Data

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Preliminary Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
2Q18-end XA special 28 8 7
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Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale

References

Notes
  1. Only 10-11 completed before the Armistice.[3][5]
  2. British usage numbers are approximate, derived from the squadron histories.[4]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Bruce'69, p.96.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Angelucci, p.80.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Lamberton, p.61.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Philpott'13, pp.379-444.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Nowarra, p.101.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Lamberton, pp.214-215.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Angelucci, p.72.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Munson, p.78.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711
  • 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
  • Ian Philpott, The Birth of the Royal Air Force. Great Britain: Pen & Sword Books Limited, 2013. ISBN 978-1-78159-333-2