Jump to content
COMBATSIM Forum

World's only Blackburn Ripon overhauled, presented next Friday


Grendel
 Share

Recommended Posts

Finnish Päijät-Häme Aviation Museum has worked hard to overhaul the sole remaining Blackburn Ripon biplane in the world, and the plane will be presented to public on next Friday, in the museum opening.

I have put together information and photos of the plane:

http://www.virtualpilots.fi/feature/photoreports/ripon/

The full article will be translated into English later.

In total, Finnish Air Force had 26 Blackburn Ripon airplanes, one bought from Britain and the remaining 25 built by State Aircraft Factory between 1930-1934. Ripons flew combat missions in Winter War and Continuation War, flying for example bombing, reconnaissance and anti-submarine missions. Last flight by a Ripon was flown on 16th Febryary 1945.

ripon-5t.jpg

ripon137.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...