Short Sporting Type Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Short Brothers (Rochester & Bedford) Ltd

First Flight:

10 December 1919

Sporting Type:

3 - Short

Type Specification

Applies to:

Short Sporting Type

Type:

Sporting seaplane based on cancelled design to specification RAF XXXII

Wing:

Unstaggered, unswept, equal span two bay biplane with steel tube spars and plywood ribs with fabric covering. Ailerons on all four wings

Fuselage:

Semi monocoque structure with curved sides and flat top and bottom, all in plywood. Fuselage top rounded with fabric covered decking

Tail Unit:

Braced tailplane at base of fin with single fin and rudder

Landing Gear:

Twin main floats mounted on struts under fuselage each with concave bottoms and single step together with tail float attached to rear fuselage

Power Plant:

One 160 hp Beardmore engine in nose driving two blade airscrew

Accommodation:

Front cockpit seats two pilots in tandem with rear cockpit seating two passengers

Dimensions

Span:

44 ft 6 in

Length:

36 ft 9 in

Height:

Unknown

Wing Area:

510 sq ft

Weights

All-up:

3,100 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

83 mph

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

None known