Short L.17 Scylla


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Short L.17 Scylla

The closure of Italian and Italian colonial seaports to Imperial Airways in the Mediterranean in 1929 brought a need for a longer range flying boat, with mail carriage a priority. The Kent biplane flying boat was Short's response, and three were built. Imperial Airways also persuaded Short to produce a landplane version of the Kent - the Scylla - which was principally different in having a rectangular fuselage and a fixed undercarriage. The two Scylla examples stayed in service longer, and had very short RAF careers in 1939-40. They were the last of Short's biplane designs and the last in service.

Short L.17 Scylla

Ivo, e-mail, 26.09.2009 15:42

Shorts L.17 Scylla could carry up to 39 passangers I think.


Bradley, e-mail, 07.09.2009 19:32

How many passengers does the Scylla have because I DON'T know


Frank, e-mail, 18.08.2007 21:45

Hello, i have 3 original Photos from this plane. Please contact me if you wanna have a scan, may i sell them. greetz Frank from germany


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