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|Dimensions||35'3" by 46' by ??
10.7m by 14.0m
|Wing area||489 square feet
45.4 square meters
|Maximum speed||150 mph
|Service ceiling||16,000 feet
|Power plant||1 760 hp (567 kW) Armstrong Siddeley Tiger VI driving a
Vickers fixed nose machine gun
1 0.303 Lewis flexible rear cockpit machine gun
|External stores||1 torpedo or 1 2000lb (910 kg) bomb|
The Blackburn Shark was a biplane torpedo bomber that was hopelessly obsolete by the start of the Pacific war. A few were still on duty in second-line units, such as Canadian coastal patrol squadrons, which used aircraft manufactured under license at the Boeing plant in Vancouver.
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