Blackburn Sprat Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co Ltd, Brough

First Flight:

24 April 1926

Sprat:

1 - Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co Ltd

Type Specification

Applies to:

Blackburn T.R.1 Sprat

Type:

Two seat, advanced trainer for Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm to Specification 5/24

Wing:

Single bay, staggered, swept, equal span biplane. Ailerons on all four wings

Fuselage:

Fuselage mounted on lower wing, flat sided with metal structure forward and wooden structure aft with fabric covering

Tail Unit:

Braced tailplane and fin with balanced rudder

Landing Gear:

Divided type. Main wheels on oleo leg attached to wing with radius rod connected to fuselage, and stub axle connected to support pylon

Power Plant:

One 275 hp Rolls-Royce Falcon III engine in the nose driving a four bladed propeller

Accommodation:

Tandem open cockpits for crew aft of wing

Dimensions

Span:

34 ft 9 in

Length:

29 ft 3 in

Height:

11 ft

Wing Area:

406.5 sq ft

Weights

Tare:

2,318 lb

All-up:

3,220 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

115 mph at sea level

Initial Climb:

1,100 ft/min

Service Ceiling:

17,500 ft

Preserved in British Museums

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