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Blackburn B.107 military and commercial transport projects

aeronut

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aeronut said:
The Blackburn B107 Beverley Development (a new fuselage and four RR Tynes mated to the Beverley wing).
More B107 views to ponder.
I've taken the B107 brochure to meeting with Airbus where we have compared it to the A400M - hopefully the 50 year wait will have been worth it.
 

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aeronut said:
More B107 views to ponder.
I've taken the B107 brochure to meeting with Airbus where we have compared it to the A400M - hopefully the 50 year wait will have been worth it.
Were any comments made on the exceptionally thick wing profile borrowed from the Blackburn Beverley?
 

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My meetings were with the Germans designing the cargo hold. Who cares about the wings so long as they can lift the weight and stay on! That said, if the B107 had gone ahead a fairing would have surely grown in front of that barn door centre section.
 

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Cheers for that Aeronut, as had only seen small drawing in the Roy Boot book.

BTW did you by chance show the Germans the HS(AW)681 ? As that in its final form is awfully like a jet powered A400 design from over 40yrs ago !

Geoff
 

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Here is a drawing of the B-107 from the "Air Pictorial" of 1958.
It has a clamshell-door in the nose. This feature apparently disappeared in the meantime, as the B-107s shown in the pictures that have been posted here have an 'ordinary' nose.

Piotr
 

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Anyone know why the clamshell door variant was dropped?
 

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New to me... the commercial variant designated Blackburn B.107B, from the company's promotional brochure:
 

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Formidable... thanks.
 

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Seems to be a plausible successor to the ATL-98 Carvair to me. For a pure passenger
configuration the transport layout probably would have been a handicap, I think.
 

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Great project that never were...! :-[
 

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Hi! B.107.A and B.107.B.
B.107.A and B.107.B are almost sameshape. Only fuselage side windows shape are different.
Display model seems to be B.107.A.
Main landing gear shape is impresssive.
 

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In the September 2020 issue of the British aviation magazine FlyPast is a picture published, which shows the model of the Blackburn B-107A project.
By 1958, Blackburn was proposing the B-107A, a 124ft-long, four-turboprop strategic airlifter based on its Beverley experience.
Source: FlyPast September 2020, page 98.
 
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