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Designed specifically for anti-submarine warfare, the Blackburn Kangaroo was used to sink a German U-boat on 28 August 1918.
 
Units
Royal Air Force: 246
 
Blackburn Kangeroo Specifications
Country: Great Britain
Manufacturer: Blackburn Aeroplane & Motor Company, Ltd.
Type: Bomber
Entered Service: April 1918
Number Built: At least 14
Two Engines: Rolls Royce Falcon II, 12-cylinder, liquid cooled inline V, 255 hp
Wing Span: 74 ft 10¼ in (22.82 m)
Length: 46 ft (14.02 m)
Height: 16 ft 10 in (5.13 m)
Empty Weight:  
Gross Weight: 8,017 lb (3,636 kg)
Max Speed: 100 mph (161 km/h)
Ceiling: 10,500 ft (3,200 m)
Endurance: 8 hours
Crew: 4
Armament: 2-4 machine guns
929+ lb (417.3+ kg) of bombs
 
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