Save the
Blackburn Beverley


2 month target

In 1952, the Blackburn Beverley rolled off the production line in Brough East Yorkshire. A total of 49 were built for the RAF. Only one remains - the XB259. Help us save this historic icon of the skies and restore it for future generations.

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A Two-Year

Condor Aviation is embarking on a two-year restoration project to bring the Blackburn Beverley X-259 back to its former glory. The last of its kind, the Blackburn Beverley was one of the largest planes of its time, with a wingspan of nearly 50 metres and a fuselage capable of carrying more than 30tonnes of supplies.

Used across Asia and Africa on a range of humanitarian missions, the Blackburn Beverley has had an esteemed military career. We’ve managed to find some cine reel footage of the plane in action - view it here. If you’d like to see more, join the Beverley Rivet Club and have access to more than 160 films spanning from 1949 to 1975.


The Project Timeline

the last blackburn beverley