|ANTI-SUBMARINE||Virtual Aircraft Museum / United Kingdom / Short|
The last Sturgeon was modified into the SB.3 anti-submarine aircraft. Any remaining semblance of good looks was ruined by the extremely deep nose, which contained rwo radar operators. The efflux from the Mamba turboprops seriously destabilized the aircraft at some power settings and destroyed the good handling characteristics. It proved impossible to trim for safe flight on one engine, which was a necessity for long endurance on anti-submarine patrols.