Blackburn Skua Mk.II Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1938
Type: Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Dive Bomber / Fighter Aircraft
National Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer(s): Blackburn Aircraft - UK
Production Total: 192
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 35.60 feet (10.85 meters)
Overall Width: 46.26 feet (14.10 meters)
Overall Height: 12.47 feet (3.80 meters)
Weight (Empty): 5,512 lb (2,500 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 8,267 lb (3,750 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Bristol Perseus XII air-cooled radial piston engine developing 890 horsepower and driving a three-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
Maximum Speed: 227 mph (365 kph; 197 knots)
Maximum Range: 435 miles (700 km)
Service Ceiling: 20,210 feet (6,160 meters; 3.83 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,580 feet-per-minute (482 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
4 x 7.7mm Browning machine guns in fixed, forward firing mounts.
1 x 7.7mm Lewis OR Vickers K medium machine gun on flexible mounting in rear cockpit.
1 x 500lb conventional drop bomb under fuselage centerline.
8 x Smaller-diameter bombs (conventional or practice) at underwing hardpoints.
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Skua - Base Series Name
Skua Mk.I - Prototype models with Bristol Mercury engine; two examples, differing in nose section.
Skua Mk.II - Fitted with Bristol Perseus engine; revised nose section; 190 examples.