The Little Tub

This Week’s Hints to help you along:

  • Displayed at Harrod’s at the end of the Great War.
  • An early “ultralight”, in a class of its own.
  • No fixed tail — and thus it didn’t fly apparently.
  • A two-seater, with side-by-side seating.
  • Those windshields look like British racing car glass.

So do you know what this aircraft is?




Post a REPLY below with your best guess!

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3 thoughts on “The Little Tub

  1. Nigel Dingley says:

    Dear Historic Wings,

    It is a Blackburn Sidecar built the Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co. Ltd. of Yorkshire, England. It had side by side seating and was originally powered by an A.B.C. Gnat engine of 40 hp. As you say it probably never flew. It was on display at Harrods in April 1919, but was not registered until 26 August when it appeared on the British register as G-EALN.

    Toodle pip!

    Nigel Dingley

    1. HW says:

      Well done, Nigel — you have correctly identified the plane. It does take a Brit to recognize a Blackburn, I think….



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