Aviation of WWII
Home Custom Search
UK Short S.8 Calcutta S.19 Singapore S.25 Sunderland S.45 Seaford S.29 Stirling Photos & Drawings

S.19 Singapore

Patrol Flying Boat

Short

Short S.19 Singapore

Patrol flying boat S.19 Singapore Mk III, manufactured by Short Brothers, maiden flight June 15, 1934, equipped with four liquid-cooled V 12 Rolls-Royce Kestrel VIII / IX, 560 hp, two engines in tandem installation with pulling and pushing screw.

The largest of the flying boats, the RAF biplane, was structurally a biplane with a streamlined all-metal hull and fabric-covered metal load-bearing surfaces.

The crew of six was in the central cabin, as well as in three open firing points in front, middle of the hull and aft (Vickers or Lewis machine guns). A large fuel tank was located behind the wing in the upper part of the hull.

A total of 37 aircraft were built, discontinued in June 1937.

S.19 Singapore Mk III
Crew 6
Dimensions
Length, m 23.16
Height, m 7.19
Wing span, m 27,43
Wing area, m² 170,38
Weight, kg
Empty 8355
Loaded 12,475
Powerplant
4 × PE V 12 Rolls-Royce Kestrel VIII/IX, h.p. 4 × 560
Performance
Maximum speed at altitude 610 m, km/h 233
Cruising speed, km/h 169
Service ceilling, m 4,572
Service range, km 1,609
Armament
3 × 7,7-mm Lewis gun, bombs, kg 907

Bibliography

  • Shorts Aircraft since 1900. /Barnes, C.H. (1967)./
  • British warplanes of World War II /under cor. Daniel March/
Armstrong Whitworth A V Ro Boulton Paul Bristol Fairey Gloster De Havilland Handley Page Hawker Short Supermarine Taylorcraft Vickers Westland People & Aircraft Photos & Drawings

©AirPages
2003-