|Manufacturer||Blackburn Aeroplane & Motor Co. Ltd.|
The Blackburn Sidecar was a two-seat ultra-light aircraft built by the Blackburn Aeroplane & Motor Company at Brough in 1919. There is no evidence that it ever flew.
The side-by-side two-seat Sidecar was built by the Blackburn Aeroplane & Motor Co. Ltd. at Brough in 1919 for Mr.K.M Smith.
It was a small mid-winged aircraft, with wings and other flying surfaces of constant chord. It had no fixed tail surfaces. The triangular cross-section fuselage was unusually deep, such that the undercarriage cross-axle was attached to the keel or bottom longeron.
The sole Sidecar, eventually registered G-EALN on 26 August 1920, was exhibited at Harrods Department store in Knightsbridge during March 1919. It did not fly with the low-powered Gnat. About July 1921 the aircraft was sold to Mr. Haydon-White, Blackburn's London manager who had it re-engined with a 100 hp Anzani radial. By October 1921 it was logged as unairworthy. There is no record of it flying during these four months.
Data from Janes 1919
- Crew: one
- Capacity: one passenger
- Length: 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)
- Wingspan: 27 ft 3 in (8.31 m)
- Height:  6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
- Wing area:  123 ft2 (11.43 m2)
- Empty weight:  392 lb (178 kg)
- Gross weight:  850 lb (386 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × ABC Gnat flat twin, 40 hp (30 kW)
- Maximum speed: (estimated) 83 mph (134 km/h)
- Range:  (estimated) 300 miles (480 km)
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- Jackson 1968, pp. 135–8