Short Shirl Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Short Brothers (Rochester & Bedford) Ltd

First Flight:

27 May 1918

Shirl:

3 - Short

Shamrock:

1 - Short

Type Specification

Applies to:

Short N.1B Shirl

Type:

Carrier borne torpedo aeroplane designed to specification N.1B to replace Sopwith Cuckoo

Wing:

Equal span, unswept, unstaggered, two bay biplane. Covered with fabric. Ailerons fitted to all planes

Fuselage:

Fuselage built of wood and covered in plywood

Tail Unit:

High mounted braced tailplane with single fin and rudder

Landing Gear:

Split type with each leg having twin wheels and skid attached to wing root, tail skid

Power Plant:

One 385 hp Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII piston engine in nose

Accommodation:

Single seat for pilot in open cockpit aft of wing

Armament:

One Mark VIII torpedo carried under fuselage

Dimensions

Span:

52 ft

Length:

35 ft

Height:

Unknown

Wing Area:

791 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

3,300 lb

All-up:

5,950 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

92 mph

Duration:

6.5 hr

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

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