The Blackburn B.26 Botha, a British four-seat reconnaissance and torpedo bomber. Service testing showed serious problem, being underpowered with poor lateral stability, while the view to the side or rearward was non-existent owing to the location of the aircraft's engines, the poor view making it useless as a Reconnaissance aircraft. The Botha entered squadron service in June 1940 with 608 Squadron RAF, the only squadron that used the Botha operationally, on convoy escort duties, until following a number of fatal crashes it was withdrawn from frontline service.

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The Blackburn B.26 Botha, a British four-seat reconnaissance and torpedo bomber. Service testing  showed serious problem, being underpowered with poor lateral stability, while the view to the side or rearward was non-existent owing to the location of the aircraft's engines, the poor view making it useless as a  Reconnaissance aircraft. The Botha entered squadron service in June 1940 with 608 Squadron RAF, the only squadron that used the Botha operationally, on convoy escort duties, until following a number of fatal crashes it was withdrawn from frontline service. Stock Photo
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The Blackburn B.26 Botha, a British four-seat reconnaissance and torpedo bomber. Service testing showed serious problem, being underpowered with poor lateral stability, while the view to the side or rearward was non-existent owing to the location of the aircraft's engines, the poor view making it useless as a Reconnaissance aircraft. The Botha entered squadron service in June 1940 with 608 Squadron RAF, the only squadron that used the Botha operationally, on convoy escort duties, until following a number of fatal crashes it was withdrawn from frontline service.
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The Blackburn B.26 Botha, a British four-seat reconnaissance and torpedo bomber. Service testing of the Botha showed that the aircraft had serious problem; it was underpowered, had poor lateral stability, while the view to the side or rearward was virtually nonexistent owing to the location of the aircraft's engines, the poor view making the aircraft "useless as a Reconnaissance aircraft". The Botha entered squadron service in June 1940 with No. 608 Squadron RAF, the only squadron to use the Botha operationally, on convoy escort duties starting in August that year. Following a number of fatal crashes it was withdrawn from frontline service the same year.
Location: United Kingdom