Aircraft Photo of G-EAIU | Blackburn RT.1 Kangaroo | North Sea Aerial Navigation Co | AirHistory.net #317845
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:G-EAIU
Aircraft Original Type:Blackburn RT.1 Kangaroo
Aircraft Generic Type:Blackburn RT.1 Kangaroo
Aircraft Version:Blackburn RT.1 Kangaroo
C/n (msn):BK/33/AS/7469
Operator / Titles:North Sea Aerial Navigation Co
Location
City / Airport:Amsterdam - ELTA (closed)Map
Country:Netherlands
Airport Codes:None
Event:ELTA - Eerste Luchtverkeer Tentoonstelling Amsterdam 1919
 
Photo Date:1 August 1919 to 14 September 1919
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID: 317845
Photo Comment

The Kangaroo was designed as a maritime reconnaissance and torpedo aircraft and, although only 20 examples were built, was employed with some succes against U-boats in 1918. Blackburn subsidiary North Sea Aerial Navigation Co operated eight after the end of the war, converted to carry up to eight passengers. Three of these gave joyrides at the ELTA fair in Amsterdam in August and September 1919, taking an estimated 1400 people up in the air. The same construction number is given for G-EAIT so it may be incorrect. Photo from: Amsterdam City Archives

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