Short Springbok Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Short Brothers (Rochester & Bedford) Ltd

First Flight:

19 April 1923

Springbok I:

2 - Short, Rochester

Springbok II:

3 - Short, Rochester

Type Specification

Applies to:

Short Springbok I

Type:

Army cooperation type to specification 19/21

Wing:

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

Fuselage:

Fuselage mounted mid gap 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 400 hp Bristol Jupiter IV engine in nose driving two blade airscrew

Accommodation:

Tandem open cockpits, forward for pilot and aft for gunner

Armament:

One fixed forward firing Vickers gun with twin Lewis guns for gunner

Dimensions

Span:

42 ft

Length:

26 ft 11 in

Height:

Unknown

Wing Area:

463 sq ft

Weights

All-up:

4,080 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

121 mph

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

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