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Great Britain's Short Singapore flying boat

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Short Singapore Mk III flying boat:
Great Britain's Short Singapore Mk III flying boat
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Short Singapore Mk III flying boat:
Great Britain's Short Singapore Mk III flying boat
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Short Singapore Mk III flying boat:
Great Britain's Short Singapore Mk III flying boat
Ministry of Defense

Design

The Short Singapore had four engines, two pushing and two pulling.1

Specifications

  Short Singapore Mk III
Type Reconnaissance1
Crew  
Engine (Type) - Pusher 2: Kestrel VIII1
Engine (Type) - Pull 2: Rolls-Royce Kestrel IX1
Cylinders  
Cooling  
HP - Total 3,0001
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span - Upper Wing 90'1
Length 64' 2"1
Height 23' 7"1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 27,900 lb1
Maximum load  
Performance  
Speed 145 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 1,000 miles1
Armament  

Sources:

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