Engine - Blackburn Cirrus II

Blackburn Cirrus II
  • Serial No:
  • Period:

    Pre-WWII

  • Reference:

    1990/1001/E

  • Museum:

    Cosford

  • Location:

    Transport & Training

  • On display:

    Yes

After taking over the Cirrus-Hermes Engineering Company Limited in 1937, the first engine to be designed and built at the Blackburn works at Brough in Yorkshire, was the Cirrus Minor.

It was a four-cylinder, inverted, in-line air-cooled poppet-valve. The Blackburn Cirrus Minor II, 100hp, seen here was used in the Miles M65 Gemini and the M68 Boxcar
This engine is on loan from The Aerospace Museum Society