Blackburn T.3 Velos


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Blackburn T.3 Velos

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Blackburn T.3 Velos

 ENGINE1 x 450hp Napier Lion V
  Take-off weight2815 kg6206 lb
  Empty weight1766 kg3893 lb
  Wingspan14.78 m49 ft 6 in
  Length10.82 m36 ft 6 in
  Height3.73 m12 ft 3 in
  Wing area60.76 m2654.01 sq ft
  Max. speed172 km/h107 mph
  Ceiling4298 m14100 ft
  Range580 km360 miles
 ARMAMENT1 x 7.7mm machine-gun, 4 x 100kg bombs or a torpedo

Blackburn T.3 VelosA three-view drawing (800 x 722)

Barry, 13.01.2017 18:09

Developed from the single seat Blackburn Dart, the two seat Velos was built against a contract from the Greek Navy who had a requirement for a coastal defense sea plane.
Flying for the first time from Brough Aerodrome in 1925, the first four were produced and sent to Greece where a production line had been set up to produce a further 12 at the Greek National Aircraft Factory. These differed in having a raised rear cockpit to give the gunner a better view and a deeper radiator.
A total of 22 were produced with four going to the North Sea Aeriel and General Transport Company (the Blackburn Reserve School) where they replaced the earlier Dart and were themselves replaced by the later Ripons and Baffins in 1933.


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