Blackburn B-1 Segrave


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Blackburn B-1 Segrave

Four-seat cabin monoplane powered by two 89kW de Havilland Gipsy Ills or similar engine. Six aircraft only: the prototype built by Saunders-Roe and flown on 28 May 1930 was followed by three built by Blackburn and two by Piaggio as P.12s.

Blackburn B-1 SegraveA three-view drawing (800 x 747)

sven, 09.09.2016 10:23

Only a guess but it probably had split flaps which would not be visible in the 3 view.


David Turner, e-mail, 08.09.2016 11:46

Surprised that such an advanced machine would not have flaps.


Klaatu83, e-mail, 21.03.2014 03:14

"... wonder why it didn't catch on?"

In 1930 the designer of this aircraft, Sir Henry Seagrave, was killed while attempting to set a new water speed record. Since the plane was really his project, interest in it soon petered out.


Gerry Jarvis, 08.11.2007 04:23

Looks like a forerunner of the "Faithful Annie", the Avro Anson. Looks like a nice clean design for the time... wonder why it didn't catch on?


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