|Blackburne Thrush engine preserved at the Shuttleworth Collection|
|National origin||United Kingdom|
|Manufacturer||Burney and Blackburne Limited|
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.
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Data from Lumsden
- 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
- Power output: 35 hp (26 kW)
- Power-to-weight ratio: 0.26 hp/lb
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- Related lists
- 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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