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.

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 Sperrin was a jet bomber of conventional layout, considered as a backup design in case there would be trouble with the V-bombers.

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.

Short Scion Senior

Old Aircraft Postcard - Short Scion Senior


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