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Short Biplane No 2 Short Biplane No 2

1909

The Short Biplane No. 2 flew for the first time around Britain in 1909.

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Horace Short began designing his first aircraft, the Short No 1 Biplane, in 1909; a ...

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Short Biplane No 1

1909

Short Biplane No 1

Short S.38, S.41 Short S.38, S.41

1912

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The Short Brothers' longstanding involvement with maritime aviation became firmly established in 1913, when Horace ...

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Short Folder

1913

Short Folder

Short Admiralty 74 Short Admiralty 74

1914


Short Admiralty 166

1914

Short Admiralty 166

Short Admiralty 827 & 830 Short Admiralty 827 & 830

1914


Short Admiralty 860

1914

Short Admiralty 860

Short Bomber Short Bomber

1915

Basically a landplane version of the Short 184 powered normally by a 186kW Rolls-Royce Eagle ...

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The Short 184 was the first seaplane to be employed successfully in a naval engagement, ...

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Short 184

1915

Short 184

Short Admiralty 184 Short Admiralty 184

1915


The 320 was the ultimate torpedo-carrying seaplane to come from the Short stable during World ...

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Short 320

1916

Short 320

Short 310 Short 310

1916


Short N.2B

1917

Short N.2B

Short Shirl Short Shirl

1918


Short Cromarty

1921

Short Cromarty

Short Springbok Short Springbok

1923


Short S.5 Singapore I

1925

Short S.5 Singapore I

Short S.3b Chamois Short S.3b Chamois

1927

One prototype flown in 1927. No production.

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Public pressure resulted in the British government's return to funding Schneider trophy entries from the ...

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Short-Bristow Crusader

1927

Short-Bristow Crusader

Short Sturgeon Short Sturgeon

1927


The Calcutta biplane flying boat originated from an Imperial Airways requirement to service the Mediterranean ...

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Short S.8 Calcutta

1928

Short S.8 Calcutta

Short S.10 Gurnard Short S.10 Gurnard

1929

A contender to Specification 0.22/26 calling for a high-speed shipboard reconnaissance-fighter capable of being flown with either ...

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Short S.11 Valetta

1930

Short S.11 Valetta

Short S.8/8 Rangoon Short S.8/8 Rangoon

1930

From the Calcutta Short developed the Rangoon as a long-range reconnaissance type for the RAF. ...

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Short S.12 Singapore II

1930

Short S.12 Singapore II

Short S.17 Kent Short S.17 Kent

1931

The closure of Italian and Italian colonial seaports to Imperial Airways in the Mediterranean in ...

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Short Sarafand

1932

Short Sarafand

Short Scion Short Scion

1933

Short decided that there was a need for an inexpensive light transport landplane and the ...

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Short Knuckleduster

1933

Short Knuckleduster

Short S.19 Singapore III Short S.19 Singapore III

1934

The Singapore III reconnaissance and coastal patrol flying-boat was basically the production version of the ...

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The closure of Italian and Italian colonial seaports to Imperial Airways in the Mediterranean in ...

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Short L.17 Scylla

1934

Short L.17 Scylla

Short Scion Senior Short Scion Senior

1935


In 1935 the British government took the bold decision to carry all mail within the ...

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Short S.23 Empire

1936

Short S.23 Empire

Short S.25 Sunderland Short S.25 Sunderland

1937

The Sunderland maritime-patrol and reconnaissance flying-boat was designed to meet the requirements of Air Ministry ...

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Carefully-conducted tests had proved that an Imperial Airways' Empire flying-boat could achieve a transatlantic crossing ...

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Short Mayo Composite

1937

Short Mayo Composite

Short S.31 Short S.31

1938

After receiving orders for two prototypes and 100 production aircraft to the S.29 design which ...

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The Stirling's design was based on Air Ministry Specification B.12/36. It was the first of ...

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Short S.29 Stirling

1939

Short S.29 Stirling

Short S.26 Golden Hind Short S.26 Golden Hind

1939

Following on from the Empire class flying boats, Short was keen to explore the ...

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It would have been a long-range flying-boat with a heavy armament much bigger than Short ...

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Short S.35 Shetland

1944

Short S.35 Shetland

Short Sturgeon Short Sturgeon

1946

Originally designed as a twin-engined naval reconnaissance bomber for operation from the Ark Royal and ...

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The Solent was the civil version of the Seaford flying-boat, 18 of which were operated ...

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Short Solent

1946

Short Solent

Short S.45 Seaford Short S.45 Seaford

1946

For service in the Pacific the Air Ministry required a more powerful, more heavily armed ...

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The last Sturgeon was modified into the SB.3 anti-submarine aircraft. Any remaining semblance of good ...

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Short S.B.3

1946

Short S.B.3

Short Sealand Short Sealand

1948

The Sealand twin-engined light commercial amphibian flying-boat was first flown on 22 January 1948. Power ...

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Designed to Specification B.14/46, the Short Sperrin was intended as an insurance against failure of ...

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Short S.A.4 Sperrin

1951

Short S.A.4 Sperrin

Short S.B.5 Short S.B.5

1952


The ungainly Seamew was conceived as a cheap, rugged anti-submarine aircraft able to operate from small ...

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Short S.B.6 Seamew

1953

Short S.B.6 Seamew

Short S.C.1 Short S.C.1

1957

In 1953, the Ministry of Supply issued Specification ER.143 for a research aircraft which could ...

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The Skyvan had its origins in the Miles Aerovan, the concept of which was ...

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Short SC.7 Skyvan

1963

Short SC.7 Skyvan

Short SC.5/10 Belfast Short SC.5/10 Belfast

1964

The Belfast was a four-engined heavy transport for the RAF, the first of which flew ...

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The Short 330 was developed from the SC.7 Skyvan, with a fuselage stretched to ...

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Short 330 / C-23 Sherpa

1974

Short 330 / C-23 Sherpa

Short 360 Short 360

1981

The Short 360 was designed as an enlarged successor to the Short 330, but ...

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