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The Blackburn B-54 and B-88 were prototype carrier-borne anti-submarine warfare aircraft of the immediate post-Second World War era developed for the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm (FAA). [1]

32 relations: Admiralty, Aircraft carrier, Aircraft pilot, Anti-submarine warfare, Armstrong Siddeley, Armstrong Siddeley Double Mamba, Blackburn Aircraft, Bomb, Breguet Alizé, Contra-rotating propellers, Depth charge, Dihedral (aeronautics), Fairey Aviation Company, Fairey Gannet, Fleet Air Arm, Grumman S-2 Tracker, Gull wing, Horsepower, List of Air Ministry specifications, List of maritime patrol aircraft, Monoplane, Napier Naiad, Radar, Radome, Reciprocating engine, Rolls-Royce Griffon, Royal Navy, Short Seamew, Transmission (mechanics), Tricycle landing gear, Turboprop, World War II.


The Admiralty, originally known as the Office of the Admiralty and Marine Affairs, was the government department responsible for the command of the Royal Navy firstly in the Kingdom of England, secondly in the Kingdom of Great Britain, and from 1801 to 1964, the United Kingdom and former British Empire.

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Aircraft carrier

An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft.

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Aircraft pilot

An aircraft pilot or aviator is a person who controls the flight of an aircraft by operating its directional flight controls.

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Anti-submarine warfare

Anti-submarine warfare (ASW, or in older form A/S) is a branch of underwater warfare that uses surface warships, aircraft, or other submarines to find, track and deter, damage, or destroy enemy submarines.

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Armstrong Siddeley

Armstrong Siddeley was a British engineering group that operated during the first half of the 20th century.

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Armstrong Siddeley Double Mamba

The Armstrong Siddeley Double Mamba is a turboprop engine design developed in the late 1940s of around 3,000–4,000 hp (2,500–3,000 kW).

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Blackburn Aircraft

Blackburn Aircraft Limited was a British aircraft manufacturer that concentrated mainly on naval and maritime aircraft during the first part of the 20th century.

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A bomb is an explosive weapon that uses the exothermic reaction of an explosive material to provide an extremely sudden and violent release of energy.

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Breguet Alizé

The Breguet Br.1050 Alizé (French: "Tradewind") was a French carrier-based anti-submarine warfare aircraft.

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Contra-rotating propellers

Aircraft equipped with contra-rotating propellers, also referred to as CRP, coaxial contra-rotating propellers, or high-speed propellers, apply the maximum power of usually a single piston or turboprop engine to drive two coaxial propellers in contra-rotation (rotation about the same axis in opposite directions).

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Depth charge

A depth charge is an anti-submarine warfare weapon.

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Dihedral (aeronautics)

Dihedral angle is the upward angle from horizontal of the wings or tailplane of a fixed-wing aircraft.

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Fairey Aviation Company

The Fairey Aviation Company Limited was a British aircraft manufacturer of the first half of the 20th century based in Hayes in Middlesex and Heaton Chapel and RAF Ringway in Lancashire.

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Fairey Gannet

The Fairey Gannet was a British carrier-borne aircraft of the post-Second World War era developed for the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm (FAA) by the Fairey Aviation Company.

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Fleet Air Arm

The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) is the branch of the British Royal Navy responsible for the operation of naval aircraft.

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Grumman S-2 Tracker

The Grumman S-2 Tracker (S2F prior to 1962) was the first purpose-built, single airframe anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft to enter service with the United States Navy.

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Gull wing

The gull wing is an aircraft wing configuration with a prominent bend in the wing inner section towards the wing root.

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Horsepower (hp) is a unit of measurement of power (the rate at which work is done).

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List of Air Ministry specifications

This is a partial list of the British Air Ministry (AM) specifications for aircraft.

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List of maritime patrol aircraft

The following is a list of maritime patrol aircraft, which are sometimes referred to as Maritime reconnaissance, coastal reconnaissance or patrol bombers depending on the service and the time period, and are characterized by their use in controlling sea lanes.

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A monoplane is a fixed-wing aircraft with a single main wing plane, in contrast to a biplane or other multiplane, each of which has multiple planes.

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Napier Naiad

The Napier Naiad was a British turboprop gas-turbine engine designed and built by D. Napier & Son in the late 1940s.

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Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects.

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A radome (which is a portmanteau of radar and dome) is a structural, weatherproof enclosure that protects a radar antenna.

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Reciprocating engine

A reciprocating engine, also often known as a piston engine, is typically a heat engine (although there are also pneumatic and hydraulic reciprocating engines) that uses one or more reciprocating pistons to convert pressure into a rotating motion.

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Rolls-Royce Griffon

The Rolls-Royce Griffon is a British 37-litre (2,240 cu in) capacity, 60-degree V-12, liquid-cooled aero engine designed and built by Rolls-Royce Limited.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Short Seamew

The Short SB.6 Seamew was a British aircraft designed in 1951 by David Keith-Lucas of Shorts as a lightweight anti-submarine platform to replace the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA)'s Grumman Avenger AS 4 with the Reserve branch of the service.

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Transmission (mechanics)

A transmission is a machine in a power transmission system, which provides controlled application of the power.

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Tricycle landing gear

Tricycle gear is a type of aircraft undercarriage, or landing gear, arranged in a tricycle fashion.

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A turboprop engine is a turbine engine that drives an aircraft propeller.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Blackburn B-54 (Y.A.5, Y.A.7, Y.A.8), Blackburn B-54 / B-88, Blackburn B-88, Blackburn B-88 (Y.B.1), Blackburn B.54, Blackburn B.88, Blackburn Y.A.5, Blackburn Y.A.7, Blackburn Y.A.8, Blackburn Y.B.1.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackburn_B-54

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