Short S.31 Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Short Brothers (Rochester & Bedford) Ltd

First Flight:

19 September 1938

S.31:

1 - Short, Rochester

Type Specification

Applies to:

Short S.31

Type:

Experimental half scale Stirling

Wing:

Plywood covered, two spar design mid wing cantilever monoplane

Fuselage:

Plywood covered semi monocoque

Tail Unit:

Cantilever monoplane type, all wooden with single fin and rudder

Landing Gear:

Main wheels retract rearwards into inboard engine nacelles, tailwheel

Power Plant:

Four 90 hp Pobjoy Niagara III engine on wingleading egde

Accommodation:

Crew of two in tandem in enclosed cockpit

Dimensions

Span:

49 ft 7 in

Length:

43 ft 7 in

Height:

Unknown

Wing Area:

325 sq ft

Weights

All-up:

5,700 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

184 mph

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

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