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Prent briefkaart mobilisatie 1914 de Blackburn Kangaroo

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€ 3,50
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In 1916, the Blackburn Aircraft Company designed and built two prototypes of an anti-submarine floatplane designated the Blackburn G.P. or Blackburn General Purpose. It was not ordered but Blackburn developed a landplane version as the Blackburn R.T.1 Kangaroo (Reconnaissance Torpedo Type 1). The first aircraft was delivered to Martlesham Heath in January 1918. Test results were disappointing, with the rear fuselage being prone to twisting and the aircraft suffering control problems, which led to the order for fifty aircraft being cut to twenty, most of which were already partly built.

From the sixth aircraft, they were powered by the more powerful Rolls-Royce Falcon III engine replacing the 250 horsepower (190 kW) Rolls-Royce Falcon II. The Kangaroo entered service later that year with No. 246 Squadron RAF based at Seaton Carew, County Durham which had six months of wartime operations, in which they sank one U-boat and damaged four others. UC-70, was spotted lying submerged on the sea bottom near Runswick Bay on 28 August 1918, by a Kangaroo flown by Lt E. F. Waring. The U-boat was badly damaged by a near miss by a 520 pounds (240 kg) bomb and finished off by the destroyer HMS Ouse

Prent briefkaart mobilisatie 1914 de Blackburn Kangaroo

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