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Blackburn T.B


Production Details

Design Company:

The Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co Ltd, Leeds

First Flight:

August 1915

T.B:

9 - Blackburn, Leeds

Type Specification

Applies to:

Blackburn T.B

Type:

Long range Zeppelin interceptor to Admiralty specification

Wing:

Fabric covered wooden mainplane. Unstaggered, unswept and unequal span. Upper wing extension wire braced to steel pylon above wing. Ailerons on all four wings

Fuselage:

Twin fuselage on lower wing at either side of the centre section. Wooden structure with fabric covering

Tail Unit:

Tailplane and elevator bridge the space between fuselages with extensions outboard. Fin and rudder on each fuselage

Landing Gear:

Single main float under each fuselage with tail float under each rear fuselage

Power Plant:

Two 100 hp Gnome Monosoupape rotary engines, one in each fuselage nose

Accommodation:

Single seat for pilot in open cockpit in one fuselage with observer in second fuselage

Armament:

Rankin incendiary steel darts carried

Dimensions

Span:

60 ft 6 in

Length:

36 ft 6 in

Height:

13 ft 6 in

Wing Area:

585 sq ft

Weights

Tare:

2,310 lb

All-up:

3,500 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

86 mph

Climb:

12 min to 5,000 ft

Endurance:

4 hr

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

None known


Page Created: 17 January 2004

Last Update: 17 January 2004

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