Aviation Photo #1922944 Blackburn B-101 Beverley C1 - UK - Air Force

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A late production Beverley on a photo sortie from its place of birth - Brough airfield, East Yorkshire, shortly after completion. Obtained from Blackburns over 50 years ago.
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Photo Added: May 20, 2011

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5 years ago
I'm wondering everytime anew, how it's possible to get a wardrobe to fly.
5 years ago
I think this one is the second ugliest plane ever built, second only to the Ilyushin Il-102. And it's a close call...
5 years ago
A great pleasure to see such a rare photo
5 years ago
Great shot of a very ungainly aircraft. It looks awkward, as if it wants to be back in the ground. It seems the designers could not solve the problem of how to have retractable gear while maintaining the aircraft's load-carrying ability. Are there any other four-engine aircraft with fixed gear? And who would name an aircrfat model 'Beverley"?! Crazy.

4 years ago
Ungainly, yes, but it has true beauty in its utilitarian design.
4 years ago
I suspect it was called Beverley, as Beverley is a lovely old market town close to Brough in East Yorkshire where this aircraft was manufactured. Well worth a visit if you're ever in that part of the world!

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