Engine: Armstrong Siddeley Tiger IV (700 hp) or Tiger VI (760 hp)
Length: 10.74 m
Wing Span: 14.02 m
Height: 3.68 m
Max Speed: 261 km/hr
Range: 1,100 km
Maximum Ceiling: 6,218 m
The Blackburn Shark first flew in 1933 and was designed to meet a British military specification for a torpedo
bomber / reconnaissance aircraft. It was a reasonably successful design, being used by the British, Canadian
and Portuguese military.
In 1933 and 1934 senior Latvian aviation officials had travelled to Britain to consider various aircraft designs for
purchase by the Naval Aviation Section. These included the Vickers Vildebeest, Blackburn B6, Short Gurnard and
Fairey Seal. At a meeting on June 13, 1934 the Fairey Seal was selected.
- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture