Short Sunderland I. RAF flying boat

Short Sunderland I. Long range maritime reconnaissance & anti submarine aircraft.

Short S20 Mayo 'Mercury' & Short Empire 'Maia' flying boat

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Short Mayo 'Mercury' & Short Empire 'Maia' flying boat The Short Empire Class Maia was not the largest flying boat of the period – but large and powerful enough to carry a four-engine floatplane.

Short SC-1 | Short SC 1 VTOL aircraft XG900, 1957. The Short SC.1 was the first British fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing aircraft. The SC.1 was designed to study the problems with VTOL flight and the transition to and from forward flight.

Short SC-1 | Short SC 1 VTOL aircraft XG900, 1957. The Short SC.1 was the first British fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing aircraft. The SC.1 was designed to study the problems with VTOL flight and the transition to and from forward flight.

The Shorts Sperrin was a low tech insurance policy by the RAF to ensure it had a stategic bomber if delays arose with the cutting edge Vulcan and Victor bombers. However, Valiant developed by Vickers took this role and only two Sperrins were built (used as flying test beds).

The Shorts Sperrin was a low tech insurance policy by the RAF to ensure it had…

Short SC.1 - demonstration of both prototypes (XG900 and XG905) at Royal Aviation Establishment in Bedford. Short SC.1 (first flight 1957 (CTOL), 1958 (VTOL)) was the first British fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The SC.1 was designed to study the problems with VTOL flight and the transition to and from forward flight.

Short - demonstration of both prototypes and at Royal…

Short Sunderland

A Short Sunderland Mk 1 at its base in the UK. Unit or location unknown. The only listing for these squadron codes I could find was a RCAF B.

XG905 Short SC1 third prototype Sydenham 1966 Short S.C.1 British VTOL prototype 1957 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_SC.1

The Short was the first British fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The was designed to study the problems with VTOL flight and the transition to and from forward flight.

1964 - Royal Air Force (RAF) Short Belfast (Heavy Lift Turboprop Freighter)

image interactive: On this day in Aviation 05 Jan 1964 by Francois Vebr

Short Empire

Short Empire G-ADHM Caledonia - c/n - operated by Imerial Airways - flight September 1936 - last flight March

Shorts Belfast at RAF Masirah

Shorts Belfast at RAF Masirah. Wait I have actually been at this base on the island of Mariah off the coast of Oman

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