Blackburn Lincock

The Blackburn F.2 Lincock was a British single-seat lightweight fighter[1] produced by Blackburn Aircraft Limited.

F.2 Lincock
Blackburn Lincock II
Role Single-seat lightweight fighter
Manufacturer Blackburn Aircraft Limited
First flight 1928
Number built 7

Design and development

In 1928 Blackburn designed and built a private venture lightweight biplane fighter powered by an Armstrong Siddeley Lynx IVC engine. The Blackburn F.2 Lincock was of wooden construction and first appeared in May 1928. It performed well in demonstrations but failed to gain any orders. The Canadian government showed an interest in the design, and a metal construction variant (the Lincock II) was built. It was tested in Canada at Camp Borden in 1930 where there was interest in using the Lincock as an advanced trainer, but the type was not ordered.[2] It was later used to perform public aerobatic displays in 1933 and 1934.

The final version was the Lincock III of which five were produced, two were delivered to China, two to Japan and one retained as a demonstrator. Interest from Italy resulted in Piaggio acquiring a licence to produce a two-seat version as an aerobatic trainer, though only one Piaggio P.11 was built.


Lincock I
Wooden-construction prototype, one built.
Lincock II
Metal-construction prototype, one built.
Lincock III
Production version, five built.
Piaggio P.11
two-seat aerobatic trainer, one built in Italy.



Specifications (Lincock III)

Data from Blackburn Aircraft since 1909[3]

General characteristics




  1. Stevens, James Hay (22 April 1960), "Mirage", Flight: 558–562
  2. Mason 1992, p. 204.
  3. Jackson 1968, pp. 267–268.
  • Jackson, A.J. (1968). Blackburn Aircraft since 1909. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-00053-6.
  • Mason, Francis K (1992). The British Fighter since 1912. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-082-7.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
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