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5 m (120 ft) Gross weight: 68000 kg (150000 lb) Max speed: 950 km/h (590 mph) Baffin Blackburn British torpedo bomber. Between the World 3-in followed contemporary British practice, with light guns disposed side Sul, on the forecastle, six sided in the waist a deck lower, and another pair side by side on the poop. Armour protection comprised a U-in arched steel deck over the machinery. 7-in guns in place of 4-in. Machinery was supplied by Vickers. Neither ship saw any action, despite the fact that Brazil was involved peripherally in both World Wars.

Armour protection comprised a U-in arched steel deck over the machinery. 7-in guns in place of 4-in. Machinery was supplied by Vickers. Neither ship saw any action, despite the fact that Brazil was involved peripherally in both World Wars. In 1925-26 both were refitted by the Companhia Nacional de Navigacao Costeira at Rio de Janeiro. When first completed they had only a foremast and two short funnels, but after 1926 they had a mainmast and taller funnels. The original Parsons turbines and Yarrow boilers were replaced by Brown-Curtis geared turbines and Thornycroft oil-burning boilers.

The Tu-16 was developed into the Tu-104 airliner by fitting a new fuselage and mounting the wing in a lower position. The original Badger-A strategic bomber can carry up to 9000 kg (20000 lb) of weapons in the carried is bomb armament consists of seven 23-mm cannon: two each in a manned rear turret and unmanned barbettes in the bay. 7-mm machine-gun and a manually aimed Lewis of the same calibre on a Fairey high- speed mounting. Only 15 Baffins were ordered new by the Royal Navy, but Blackburn sold a batch to New Zealand and also received contracts to convert an eventual total of 60 Ripons to under the rear fuselage and behind the cock- Baffin standard.

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