Short Silver Streak Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Short Brothers (Rochester & Bedford) Ltd

First Flight:

20 August 1920

Silver Streak:

1 - Short

Type Specification

Applies to:

Short Silver Streak

Type:

Private venture experimental aircraft of all metal construction

Wing:

Unswept, unstaggered, equal span, two bay biplane with ailerons on all four wings. Construction of all metal including aluminium skin

Fuselage:

Fuselage mounted on lower wing is of duralumin plate riveted to oval frames and longitudinal stiffeners

Tail Unit:

Low mounted cantilever tailplane with single fin and rudder

Landing Gear:

Crossaxle type attached by radius rod and main leg to wing root, tail skid

Power Plant:

One 240 hp Siddeley Puma in nose driving two blade airscrew

Accommodation:

Tandem open cockpits for pilot and passenger

Dimensions

Span:

37 ft 6 in

Length:

26 ft 5 in

Height:

Unknown

Wing Area:

370 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

1,865 lb

All-up:

2,870 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

125 mph

Range:

450 miles

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

None known