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A serious comment, this one.
Having researched this little gem, it appears that the Blackburn Sidecar, by virtue of it being a two-seat side-by-side ultra-light aircraft, was powered by one 40-hp ABC Gnat 2-cylinder engine. It was built by the Blackburn Aeroplane & Motor Co. Ltd., at Brough, West Yorks, in 1919. Only one was built (G-EALN), and was owned by a certian K. M. Smith, and was exhibited at Harrods, London during March 1919, afterwards being sold to Haydon-White, whereupon it was re-engined with a 100-hp Anzani engine in 1921.
Span 27 ft 3 in; length 20 ft 6 in; it weighed only 123 lb, and had a maximum speed of 83 mph.
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|leo rudnicki, 15.04.2009|
Sorry, but I have only driven German, Japanese and Czech sidecars and none of them resembled the British sidecar, except perhaps after the accident. However, I once threw an old crusty showercurtain on the ground and it did resemble this machine. without wheels, of course.
|Bill Krouwel, 09.02.2009|
For the non-British, a sidecar is normally the bath-shaped wheeled object attached to a motorcycle to provide accommodation for one or two passengers. The Jaguar Companny started out as a sidecar manufacturer (which is why early Jags were "SS Jaguars - the SS stood for Swallow Sidecars). It has to be said that this wee 'plane does (sort of) resemble a sidecar...
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