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Engine - Blackburn Cirrus II

Blackburn Cirrus II
Serial No: 1990/1001/E
Period: Pre-WWII
Reference: 1990/1001/E
Museum: Cosford
Location: Hangar 1
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

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