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Blackburn B.3 / M.130

 

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A single-engine, two-seat biplane naval torpedo bomber. Two prototypes, first flown on 8 March 1932. No production.
 
M.1/30
Serial: S1640
Cn: 3380/1
1 aircraft ordered from The Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co. Ltd, Brough, Yorkshire, to contract 55826/30. First flew 8 March 1932.
 
M.1/30A
Serial: K3591
Cn: 3900/1
1 aircraft built by The Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co. Ltd, Brough, Yorkshire, as a Private Venture. First flew 24 February 1933; to the Air Ministry under contract 244326/33 on 18 May 1933. Originally flew under Class B conditions as B-3.

 

M.1/30A
Engine: 1 x 825hp Rolls-Royce Buzzard IIIMS
Take-Off Weight: 4718 kg / 10401 lb
Empty Weight: 2787 kg / 6144 lb
Wingspan: 15.09 m / 49 ft 6 in
Length: 12.14 m / 39 ft 10 in
Height: 4.45 m / 14 ft 7 in
Wing Area: 60.48 sq.m / 651.00 sq ft
Max. Speed: 229 km/h / 142 mph
Ceiling: 2789 m / 9150 ft
Crew: 2
Armament: 2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 4 x 250kg bombs or a torpedo

 

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