Aircraft | Boulton Paul Sea Balliol


Boulton Paul Sea Balliol T21 (WL732) at the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford - Click for Full Image

A rare Boulton Paul Sea Balliol T21 (WL732) can be found at the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford. Nearly 190 Balliol trainers were built for the RAF but the expected size of orders never materialised. In addition, 30 Sea Balliols T21s were built as naval deck-landing trainers. The aircraft at Cosford was built in 1954 and served with RNAS Anthorn and RNAS Lossiemouth before joining the Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) at Boscombe Down. It was the last flying Balliol in 1969 when it undertook it's final flight to RAF Coltishall. It was transferred by road to the RAF Henlow for storage before arriving at Cosford in 1979.

(Picture May 2003)


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