Short Sturgeon (biplane) Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Short Brothers (Rochester & Bedford) Ltd

First Flight:

22 June 1927

Strugeon:

2 - Shorts, Rochester

Type Specification

Applies to:

Short S.6 Sturgeon

Type:

Fleet reconnaissance biplane to specification 1/24

Wing:

Single bay, equal span, unequal chord biplane. Duralumin spars with fabric covering. Ailerons on upper and lower wings

Fuselage:

Steamlined monocoque fuselage built in two sections with bolted joint amidships mounted on lower wing

Tail Unit:

Braced monoplane tail at top of fuselage with single fin and rudder

Landing Gear:

Twin float undercarriage with single step

Power Plant:

One 480 hp Bristol Jupiter VI air cooled, single row, nine cylinder radial engine in nose

Accommodation:

Crew of three in inline cockpits. Pilot in forward cockpit, navigator in second and observer in third. First two cockpits are located under wing, third just behind

Armament:

Lewis gun for observer with fixed Vickers for pilot on port side

Dimensions

Span:

45 ft 11 in

Length:

32 ft 6 in

Height:

Unknown

Wing Area:

650 sq ft

Weights

All-up:

6,213 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

115 mph

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

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