Blackburn Swift Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co Ltd, Brough

First Flight:

1920

Swift I:

1 - Blackburn

Swift F:

2 - Blackburn

Swift II:

5 - Blackburn

Type Specification

Applies to:

Blackburn T.1 Swift I

Type:

Carrier based torpedo plane

Wing:

Two bay, staggered, unswept, equal span biplane. Centre section structure steel, outer sections wooden, all covered in fabric. Ailerons on all four wings

Fuselage:

Fuselage mounted on lower wing, of metal structure with fabric covering

Tail Unit:

Braced tailplane and fin with balanced rudder

Landing Gear:

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

Power Plant:

One 450 hp Napier Lion IB engine in nose

Accommodation:

Single open cockpit for pilot aft of wing

Armament:

One torpedo carried under fuselage

Dimensions

Span:

48 ft 6 in

Length:

35 ft 6 in

Height:

12 ft 3 in

Wing Area:

720 sq ft

Weights

Tare:

3,550 lb

All-up:

6,300 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

106 mph

Initial Climb:

650 ft/min

Service Ceiling:

15,000 ft

Range:

350 miles

Preserved in British Museums

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