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

The Singapore III reconnaissance and coastal patrol flying-boat was basically the production version of the earlier Singapore II, itself developed from the twin Buzzard-engined Singapore I of 1926. Thirty-seven Singapore Ills were delivered to the RAF, entering service in the spring of 1935. The last few aircraft were withdrawn in late 1941, when they were transferred to the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Power was provided by four 417kW Rolls-Royce Kestrel VIII engines mounted in tandem pairs between the biplane wings.

Short S.19 Singapore IIIA three-view drawing (592 x 800)

 MODELSingapore III
 ENGINE4 x Rolls-Royce Kestrel VIII/IX, 418kW
    Take-off weight12475 kg27503 lb
    Empty weight8355 kg18420 lb
    Wingspan27.43 m90 ft 0 in
    Length23.16 m76 ft 0 in
    Height7.19 m24 ft 7 in
    Wing area170.38 m21833.95 sq ft
    Max. speed233 km/h145 mph
    Ceiling4570 m15000 ft
    Range1610 km1000 miles

Mike Roach, 17.10.2008

This picture is of the Singapore II.

Richard Whybray, 04.12.2006

There is a votive model of this aircraft in the Sinclair Seamen's Presbyterian Church, made by the Rev. George Heron in the 1930s.

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