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Blackburn F.1 Turcock


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A single-seat biplane designed by F A Bumpus and B A Duncan as a private venture to meet the requirements of Specifications F.9/26 and N.21/26, the F.1 could accept a variety of air-cooled and water-cooled engines in the 450-600hp range. The design was assigned the name Blackcock but it was intended to allocate individual names to variants as and when built.
The F.1 was of all-metal construction and primarily fabric covered, and armament was intended to comprise two 7.7mm Vickers guns in the fuselage.
The prototype, powered by a 446hp Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar VI 14-cylinder two-row radial, carried no armament and was flown for the first time on 14 November 1927. Built to a Turkish government contract, the prototype was allocated the name Turcock but was destroyed in an accident on 23 January 1928, no further development being undertaken.


Engine: 446hp Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar VI 14-cylinder two-row radial
Take-off weight: 1236 kg / 2725 lb
Empty weight: 1035 kg / 2282 lb
Wingspan: 9.45 m / 31 ft 0 in
Length: 7.41 m / 24 ft 4 in
Height: 2.72 m / 8 ft 11 in
Max. speed: 283 km/h / 176 mph

 

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