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Blackburn Ripon 

 
Finnish Ripon prewar

History

The Blackburn Ripon was a pre-war carrier-borne torpedo-bomber and reconaissance aircraft, a development of the Swift, Dart and Velos family. The Ripon was a conventional biplane which was first flown in 1928. In total 123 were built and there were in addition 25 Blackburn Ripon II F: a Finnish assembled Ripon. Based on 1 production Ripon acquired from Great Britain in 1928, 25 were subsequently assembled in Finland under licence in 1931-34.

The Ripon was used pre-war for a variety of duties ranging from bombing, reconnaissance, ambulance, escorting ships, and submarine surveillance.

 
Fleet Air Arm history
        Blackburn Ripon
        Total FAA 1939-1945:       0
        First delivered to RN:         Pre-war 1928
        First squadron 1939-1945:   -
        Operational squadron:         None in 1939-1945, last in 1935 (810,811,812 sqdns)
        Last served with RN           -
Aircraft Type:
Blackburn Ripon
Mark:
IIc
Primary Role:
reconaissance/trainer
First Flight: 
1928
Date operating with FAA squadrons:
Prewar
Manufacturer:
Blackburn
Engine:
Gnome & Rhone Jupiter VI, Hispano-Suiza 12 Nbr. engine. 
Armstrong Siddeley Panther IIa, Bristol Pegasus II engine. 
 Wing Span: Length: Height: Wing Area: 
Wing span: 14,2 m
Length: 11,57 m 
Height: 4,2 m 
Wing area: 63,75 sq m
Empty Weight: Max.Weight:
Empty weight: 1900 kg 
Takeoff weight: 3452 kg
Speed: 
Ceiling: 
Range:
Speed:180 km/h ( with wheels) 
Max rate of climb: to 2000 meters 22 mins (with floats) 
Range: Flight duration 5 h
Armament: 
Two Vickers Lewis guns 
Four 100kg 
Crew:
2
Squadrons:
810,811,812 pre war
Battle honours:
Additional references and notes:
-
 
Battle Honours and Operational History
None with the Fleet Air Arm

Surviving aircraft and relics

Associations and reunions
No Information
 
FURTHER INFORMATION
 
Finnish Air Force Aircraft in the World War Two - SUOMEN ILMAVOIMIEN LENTOKONEET TALVI-, JATKO- JA LAPINSODASSA Details of the Blackburn Ripon IIF in the Finnish Air Force in WW2
  Blackburn Aircraft since 1909, By A.J. Jackson, 1989 ISBN: 0-87021-024-6 
Sturtivant, R. & Burrow, M (1995) 'Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945'  Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1995 ISBN: 085130 232 7
 
Created 3-4-1999, Modified 3-4-2000

 

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