1930 to 1935 - BLACKBURN RIPON - The Blackburn T5 Ripon was a British carrier-based torpedo bomber and reconnaissance biplane which first flew in 1926. It was used by the Fleet Air Arm as a torpedo bomber from 1930 until 1935. Ripon's were also sold to Finland, where they continued to be used in action in the Winter War and the Continuation War until 1944. 4 prototypes and 90 production aircraft were manufactured by Blackburn for use by the Fleet Air Arm. The Blackburn Ripon was also ordered for use by the Finnish Air Force, with one example for Finland being built by Blackburn, before 25 were produced under licence at the Finnish Aircraft Factory. These were powered with a number of different radial engines. The Finnish Air Force used Ripon's as reconnaissance aircraft against the Soviet Union in the Winter War and the Continuation War. After losing an aircraft to Soviet fighters in 1939, the Ripon was limited to night missions. The last missions were flown in 1944.