Air Pictorial 1961-12
J.Bruce - Blackburn Kangaroo /Aircraft of 1914-18 War/
Kangaroo with raised front gun ring and sprung undercarriage
The Grahame-White Company's joy-riding Kangaroo B9985, properly G-EADG. Two large cockpits behind the wings accommodated seven passengers; hardier souls braved the air in the front cockpit which, as can be seen here, latterly had no windbreak of any kind.
G-EAIT- первый гражданский Kangaroo авиакомпании "Норт Си Эйриэл Нэвигэйшн Со.", разбившийся 5 мая 1925г. Самолет оборудован закрытой кабиной для семи пассажиров. Носовая стрелковая турель демонтирована, а вместо нее устроено место для восьмого пассажира.
One of the two cabin Kangaroos, G-EAIT was used on the Leeds-Hounslow-Amsterdam service of the North Sea Aerial Navigation Co. in 1919-20. Its liberal markings included the full civil registration in duplicate on the fins and rudders
Flown by R. W. Kenworthy in the 1922 King's Cup race, G-EAIU was one of the Kangaroos that could carry freight or passengers
This Kangaroo, G-EAMJ, was entered for the 1922 King's Cup race by the Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill, M.P. It was one of the cabin-type passenger carriers, but its cabin top was faired off a little better than that of G-EAIT. Note the gravity tank above the centre-section
Trainer version of the Kangaroo with modified nose and dual control in the two front cockpits
One unit of the revised undercarriage, with plywood fairings on the forward legs. Engine bearers and oil tank can also be seen
Dashboard of Kangaroo B9980. At top centre is the compass, to its left the altimeter, to its right the airspeed indicator. The two white dials in the centre are the fuel gauges; at the extreme left are the main ignition switches, at extreme right the fuel selector levers. The two r.p.m. indicators are at the bottom left and right.
BLACKBURN KANGAROO (Original design with ventral gun position)
BLACKBURN KANGAROO (Production model)
The first Blackburn G.P. seaplane, No. 1415, at the Isle of Grain
G.P. No. 1415. Sunbeam engines mounted on the lower wings. The bomb sight can be seen on the starboard side of the front cockpit.
G.P. No. 1415. Top decking extends over the full length of the fuselage. Note tapered rear fairings of the nacelles