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Great Britain's Saunders-Roe Lerwick flying boat

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Saunders-Roe Lerwick flying boat:
Great Britain's Saunders-Roe Lerwick flying boat
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Saunders-Roe Lerwick flying boat:
Great Britain's Saunders-Roe Lerwick flying boat
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The Saunders-Roe Lerwick had a slight outwards resemblance to the Short Sunderland.1

Armament

The Lerwick had three powered turrets with machine guns.1

Specifications

  Saunders-Roe Lerwick
Type Reconnaissance bomber1
Crew  
Engine (Type) 2: Bristol Hercules II1
Cylinders  
Cooling  
HP 1,375 each1
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 81'1
Length 63'1
Height 20'1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Maximum load  
Performance  
Speed  
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Armament  

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site