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Great Britain's Blackburn Shark torpedo bomber

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Blackburn Shark torpedo bomber:
Great Britain's Blackburn Shark torpedo bomber
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Blackburn Shark torpedo bomber:
Great Britain's Blackburn Shark torpedo bomber
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Blackburn Shark torpedo bomber:
Great Britain's Blackburn Shark torpedo bomber
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Blackburn Shark torpedo bomber:
Great Britain's Blackburn Shark torpedo bomber
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Design

The Blackburn Shark was used by the Fleet Air Arm as a torpedo bomber and as a reconnaissance aircraft.1 The Shark could either have landing gear or floats.1

Specifications

  Blackburn Shark
Type Reconnaisssance1, Torpedo bomber1
Crew  
Engine (Type) 1: Armstrong-Siddeley Tiger VI1
Cylinders Radial1
Cooling Air1
HP 7601
Propeller blades 21
Dimensions  
Span 46'1
Length 38' 5"1
Height 14' 6"1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 7,500 lb1
Performance  
Speed 160 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 680 miles1
Armament  
Cockpit rear 1: MG1
Forward firing 1: MG1
Bombs 1,500 lb1
OR  
Torpedo 1,500 lb1

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site