Aeroplane Monthly 1979-08
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A.Jackson - Blackburn's Marsupial
R. W. Kenworthy taking off in Blackburn Kangaroo G-EAIT (note registration also under tailplanes) at the ELT A exhibition, Amsterdam, in August 1919.
The Grahame-White Company's joy-riding Kangaroo B9985, properly G-EADG, flying near Hendon in May 1919. 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.
Grahame-White's Kangaroo G-EADG in full civilian markings in September 1919.
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. September 8, 1922.
G-EADG joyriding at Hendon in RAF colours as B9985 in June 1919.
The prototype Kangaroo, B9970, at Brough in December 1917, with the original nose cockpit.
Capt S. J. Woolley makes a lively takeoff at the ELTA exhibition, August 1919.
G-EBOM Pip, second of the final three trainer version of the Kangaroo with modified nose and dual control in the two front cockpits
Kenworthy and Bancroft at Amsterdam with G-EAKQ on March 6, 1920, at the end of the first commercial service from Brough.
Kangaroo B9976 of No 246 Squadron bombed up at Seaton Carew in 1918, showing the revised nose cockpit.
G-EAIU, second King's Cup entrant, carrying the company title in the newly-adopted Rockwell Italic styling.
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
The same aircraft taking off from Croydon at the start of the King's Cup Race, September 8, 1922.
Kangaroo G-EAOW after its single-engine forced landing in Crete, December 8, 1919.
The wreck of Kangaroo B9982/G-EADF immediately after its crash at Hendon on May 31, 1919.