A Retracting Float Seaplane

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

  1. Rob Golder says:


    The aircraft is the Blackburn B20.

    Powered by two Rolls Royce Vulture X piston engines.

    Wingspan 82ft.

    Max speed around 300mph.

  2. Roy Benstead says:

    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.


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