Blackburne Thrush

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Blackburne Thrush engine preserved at the Shuttleworth Collection
Type Air-cooled radial
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Burney and Blackburne Limited
First run 1924

The Blackburne Thrush was a 1,500 cc three-cylinder radial aero-engine for light aircraft produced by Burney and Blackburne Limited. Burney and Blackburne were based at Bookham, Surrey, England and was a former motorcycle manufacturer.

First produced in 1926 the engine was based on an earlier 1924 design with improvements to allow use on light aircraft.


Specifications (Thrush)[edit]

Data from Lumsden[1]

General characteristics

  • Type: 3-cylinder air-cooled radial
  • Bore: 3.16 in (81 mm)
  • Stroke: 3.78 in (96.8 mm)
  • Displacement: 88.97 cu in (1.5 L)
  • Dry weight: 132 lb (60 kg)


  • Valvetrain: Overhead poppet valve
  • Cooling system: Air-cooled


See also[edit]

Related development
Comparable engines
Related lists



  1. ^ Lumsden 2003, p. 91.


  • Lumsden, Alec. British Piston Engines and their Aircraft. Marlborough, Wiltshire: Airlife Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-85310-294-6.

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