Created by potrace 1.14, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

BLACKBURN BOTHA WWII Training Aircraft

  • A Royal Air Force Training Aircraft

    This is the type of aircraft Dad, (Natapu MARA 30.766) did his Air Gunner Training in. A twin-engine general reconnaissance and torpedo bomber that had a short operational service life.

    The Blackburn B.26 Botha was a British four-seat reconnaissance and torpedo bomber. It was built by Blackburn Aircraft at its factories at Brough and Dumbarton, as a competitor to the Bristol Beaufort, entering service with the RAF in 1939. The design was under powered and it was quickly withdrawn from operations.

    It was subsequently relegated to Training Establishments in support of reconnaissance and bombing / navigation / gunnery training with a few aircraft being used for communications and as target tugs.

    BLACKBURN B.26 BOTHA

    Role: Torpedo bomber

    Manufacturer: Blackburn Aircraft

    First flight: 28 December 1938

    Introduction: 12 December 1939

    Retired: September 1944

    Primary user: Royal Air Force

    Number built: 580

    Maximum speed: 400 km/h

    Maiden flight: 28 Dec 1938

    Length: 15.58 m

    Wingspan: 17.98 m

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