Blackburn Sidecar: Left aside.

With this horrendous looking, to say the least, Sidecar the Blackburn company tried after WW1 to give an affordable aircraft to the huge number of former military pilots willing to keep themselves in the air. A potential market that proved to be a chimera anyway. This two-seat ultra-light aircraft powered by the mere 40hp hp of an ABC Gnat engine was built in 1919 and it appeared at the Harrows Department Store that same year….a declaration of intentions in itself. Later powered by a more meaty 100hp Anzani, the Sidecar never went anywhere. Some sources even say it never flew.

Wistful thinking and total lack of appeal. Some combo.


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