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Boulton Paul Aircraft: Balliol

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Sept. 1946. P108.
1949. "Balloil" Advanced Trainer.
January 1952.

Note: This is a sub-section of Boulton Paul Aircraft.

The Boulton Paul Balliol and Sea Balliol were monoplane military advanced trainer aircraft built for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA) by Boulton Paul Aircraft.

Developed in the late 1940s the Balliol was designed to replace the North American Harvard trainer and used the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, with the Sea Balliol a naval version for deck landing training.


P.108 Balliol T.Mk 1

  • Prototypes, 3 built, powered by the Armstrong Siddeley Mamba turboprop engine

Balliol T.Mk 2

  • Two-seat advanced training aircraft for the RAF; 196 built, (166 built by Boulton Paul, and 30 built by Blackburn Aircraft).

Sea Balliol T.Mk 21

  • Two-seat advanced training aircraft for FAA. A total of 30 built by Boulton Paul.

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