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Blackburne Thrush

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The Blackburne Thrush was a 1,500 cc three-cylinder radial aero-engine for light aircraft produced by Burney and Blackburne Limited. Burney and Blackburne were based at Bookham, Surrey, England and was a former motorcycle manufacturer.

First produced in 1926 the engine was based on an earlier 1924 design with improvements to allow use on light aircraft.

Applications:
ANEC IV
Blackburn Bluebird
Clarke Cheetah
Cranwell CLA.4
Parnall Pixie
Supermarine Sparrow
Vickers Vagabond
Westland Widgeon

Specifications:
Type: 3-cylinder air-cooled radial
Bore: 3.16 in (81 mm)
Stroke: 3.78 in (96.8 mm)
Displacement: 88.97 cu in (1.5 L)
Dry weight: 132 lb (60 kg)
Valvetrain: Overhead poppet valve
Cooling system: Air-cooled
Power output: 35 hp (26 kW)
Power-to-weight ratio: 0.26 hp/lb

 

 


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