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 The last few aircraft were withdrawn in late 1941, when they were transferred to the Royal New Zealand Air Force.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.
|A three-view drawing (592 x 800)|
| MODEL||Singapore III|
| ENGINE||4 x Rolls-Royce Kestrel VIII/IX, 418kW|
| Take-off weight||12475 kg||27503 lb|
| Empty weight||8355 kg||18420 lb|
| Wingspan||27.43 m||90 ft 0 in|
| Length||23.16 m||76 ft 0 in|
| Height||7.19 m||24 ft 7 in|
| Wing area||170.38 m2||1833.95 sq ft|
| Max. speed||233 km/h||145 mph|
| Ceiling||4570 m||15000 ft|
| Range||1610 km||1000 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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