This Week’s Hints to help you along:
- After take-off, the pilots retracts the float against the fuselage.
- The wing floats retract outward and form wingtip fairings.
- Designed to hunt submarines; a top secret project at the time.
- Overrun by a more successful design of another friendly nation.
So do you know what this aircraft is?
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4 thoughts on “A Retracting Float Seaplane”
The aircraft is the Blackburn B20.
Powered by two Rolls Royce Vulture X piston engines.
Max speed around 300mph.
Grumman Goose turbo prop.
This is the Blackburn B.20 (R.1.36) of 1940.
P.S. The Pontoon carried all the petrol. It was built at the Dumbarton Scotland factory of Blackburn Aircraft.