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Blackburn B-2 Military Trainer Aircraft

The Blackburn B-2 was developed as a side-by-side two seat civilian trainer, it was introduced in 1932 and a total of 42 aircraft were produced. Although not intended as a military trainer, the aircraft were press-ganged into RAF service at the outbreak of WW2, they remained in service until 1942 at which time they were allocated to the Air Training Corps as instructional airframes. The Blackburn B-2 pictured below, G-AEBJ, is the only remaining example and forms part of the Shuttleworth Collection.

Blackburn B-2 Military Trainer Plane

 

Blackburn B-2 Specifications:

  • Crew: Instructor and trainee
  • Length: 24 ft 3 in (7.39 m)
  • Wingspan: 30 ft 2 in (9.20 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)
  • Wing area: 246 ft (22.9 m)
  • Empty weight: 1,175 lb (534 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 1,850 lb (841 kg)
  • Engine: Single 120 hp (90 kW) de Havilland Gipsy III 4 cylinder in-line engine
  • Maximum speed: 97 kn (112 mph, 180 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 83 kn (95 mph, 153 km/h)
  • Range: 278 nmi (320 mi, 515 km)
 
 
Blackburn B-2 Trainer
 

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