Blackburn Sidecar Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co Ltd, Brough

First Flight:

February 1919

Sidecar:

1 - Blackburn

Type Specification

Applies to:

Blackburn Sidecar

Type:

Two seat light aircraft

Wing:

Midwing braced monoplane with wings of wooden structure and fabric covering

Fuselage:

Main fuselage is of triangular section and of wooden structure with fabric covering. Additional fuselage above this has plywood decking

Tail Unit:

No fixed tail surfaces. Twin elevators at top of fuselage with single rudder

Landing Gear:

Split main gear with axles attached to bottom of fuselage. Main oleo leg and radius rod attached to wing root. Tail skid

Power Plant:

One 40 hp A.B.C.Gnat two-cylinder, air-cooled engine in the nose driving a two blade wooden propeller

Accommodation:

Side by side seating for the pilots in open cockpit above wing

Dimensions

Span:

27 ft 3 in

Length:

20 ft 6 in

Height:

6 ft 3 in

Wing Area:

123 sq ft

Weights

Tare:

392 lb

All-up:

850 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

83 mph

Range:

300 miles

Preserved in British Museums

None known

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