The Blackburn Shark Seaplane

The Original Shark Seaplane

The Blackburn Shark was a seaplane used in World War II as a torpedo-spotter reconnaissance aircraft.  The Shark was built by Blackburn Aircraft in England.  There were several versions built, including a seaplane.  Below are some key facts about the seaplane version.

Span : 46 ft 0 in (upper) 36 ft 0in (lower) 15 ft 0 in (folded)
Length :38 ft 5 in
Height :14 ft 3 in
Weight Empty: 4,499 lbs
Maximum Weight: 7,500 lbs
Cruising Speed: 148 mph
Service Ceiling: 15,800 ft
Range: 731 miles

Learn more about the Blackburn Shark.
Shearwater Aviation Museum – Information about seaplane
Wikipedia on Blackburn Shark

Learn more about our Shark Seaplane, a Cessna 185 on Amphibious floats.