Blackburn Baffin T.8 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1934
Type: Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
National Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer(s): Blackburn Aircraft - UK
Production Total: 97
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 38.32 feet (11.68 meters)
Overall Width: 44.85 feet (13.67 meters)
Overall Height: 12.83 feet (3.91 meters)
Weight (Empty): 3,197 lb (1,450 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 7,628 lb (3,460 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Bristol Pegasus I.M3 9-cylinder radial piston engine developing 565 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 137 mph (220 kph; 119 knots)
Maximum Range: 491 miles (790 km)
Service Ceiling: 14,993 feet (4,570 meters; 2.84 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 600 feet-per-minute (183 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.7mm Vickers machine gun in fixed, forward-firing mount.
1 x 7.7mm Lewis machine gun in trainable mount in rear cockpit.
1 x torpedo under the fuselage OR up to 1,600lbs of external ordnance in lieu of torpedo.
Global Operators / Customers
New Zealand; United Kingdom
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
T.5J Ripon Mk V - Original Prototype Series
Blackburn B-4 - Armstrong Siddeley Tiger-powered prototype.
Blackburn B-5 - Bristol Pegasus-powered prototype
Baffin Mk I - Base Production Series Designation; fielded with the Bristol Pegasus I.M3 engine of 565 horsepower.
Baffin T.8A - Three new-build Baffins powered by a Bristol Pegasus II.M3 series engine of 580 horsepower.