Blackburn R.B.2 Sydney / C.B.2 Nile
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Blackburn R.B.2 Sydney / C.B.2 Nile

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Blackburn R.B.2 Sydney / C.B.2 Nile

Blackburn SydneyA three-view drawing of Blackburn Sydney (800 x 769)

Klaatu83, 05.08.2015

The "Nile" was a commercial airliner version powered by three Bristol Jupiter air-cooled radial engines. It was intended for for use on Sir Alan Cobham's Cape-to-Cairo air service. When Cobham's air line was taken over by Imperial Airways there was no longer any need for the Nile, so the prototype was never completed. Only a single example of the RAF's Rolls-Royce Kestrel-powered version, known as the "Sydney", was completed. After several years of experimental testing during the early 1930s it was scrapped without any more ever being built.

Lester, 21.09.2008

A beautiful airplane, I love the flying boats. Check out the video of maiden flight at Thanks for a great site.

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