Blackburn T.2 Dart
1921
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Blackburn T.2 Dart

The Dart was the FAA's standard single-seat torpedo bomber from 1923 to 1933. Similar to the Blackburn Swift but with reduced wing span, it could carry a torpedo or underwing bombs. Production ended in 1928 after the 117th Dart had been completed.

The Dart first entered service with No 460 Flight in 1923 on board HMS Eagle, stationed in the Mediterranean; and with Nos 461 and 462 on board HMS Furious, based in home waters. Shore training was by 'D3 Flight at Gosport. The aircraft's low stalling speed of 70km/h enabled it to pioneer the technique of deck landing by night on HMS Furious in 1926. In 1928 Nos 463 and 464 Flights embarked on HMS Courageous for service in the Mediterranean and in the following year a single example was delivered to No 36 Squadron, RAF, for smoke-screen trials. Three Darts were also converted into two-seat advanced-training seaplanes for use on the River Humber by Blackburn's RAF Reserve School, being used between 1925 and 1929.

Blackburn T.2 Dart


Specification 
 ENGINE1 x Napier Lion IIB, 335kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight2898 kg6389 lb
    Empty weight1634 kg3602 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan13.87 m46 ft 6 in
    Length10.77 m35 ft 4 in
    Height3.94 m13 ft 11 in
    Wing area60.76 m2654.01 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed172 km/h107 mph
    Ceiling3109 m10200 ft
    Range483 km300 miles
 ARMAMENT1 x 240kg bomb or a torpedo

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Blackburn T.2 DartA three-view drawing (660 x 588)

Comments
Kath Shattock, 05.08.2015

Hi,

Do you know what happened to Blackburn Dart registration number 75 N9723

Thank you

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