Short Cromarty

1921

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Short Cromarty

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Specification 
 MODELCromarty
 CREW4
 ENGINE2 x 600hp Rolls-Royce Condor I
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight8165 kg18001 lb
  Empty weight5543 kg12220 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan34.59 m114 ft 6 in
  Length17.98 m59 ft 0 in
  Wing area208.38 m22242.98 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed153 km/h95 mph
  Cruise speed131 km/h81 mph
  Ceiling4800 m15750 ft
  Range1500 km932 miles
 ARMAMENT1 x 37mm, 1 x 7.9mm

Comments
Roger Banfield, e-mail, 24.04.2011 09:58

The aircraft shown above is moored in St. Mary's Harbour, Isles of Scilly. Below is an article found in the Evening Post newspaper, Christchurch, 1 September 1922.


GREAT SEAPLANE INJURED
SECRET TESTS INTERRUPTED.
(UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION. COPYRIGHT.)
(AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND CABLE ASSOCIATION.)

LONDON, 30th August.
The world's largest seaplane, named Cromarty, which has been carrying out secret experiments in the Scilly Islands for the Air Ministry, struck wreckage rising from the water. The crew donned lifebelts, baled, and beached the machine, which had a top wing with a spread of 108 feet and two 650 horse-power engines.

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