The huge Short Sunderland flying boat had a crew of 9 but could accommodate as many as 80 men when used as a transport. Radar had only been introduced to the Sunderland in October 1941.

The huge Short Sunderland flying boat had a crew of 9 but could accommodate as many as 80 men when used as a transport. Radar had only been introduced to the Sunderland in October 1941.

1938-1959 Short S.25 Sunderland. Flying Boat Bomber. RAF, RNZAF, RAAF, FN. Engine: 4 x Bristol Pegasus XVIII nine cylinder radial engines (1,065 hp) Armament: 16 x .303 Browning machine guns, 2 x .5 in machine guns. Max speed: 210 mph (336 km/h)

1938-1959 Short S.25 Sunderland. Flying Boat Bomber. RAF, RNZAF, RAAF, FN. Engine: 4 x Bristol Pegasus XVIII nine cylinder radial engines (1,065 hp) Armament: 16 x .303 Browning machine guns, 2 x .5 in machine guns. Max speed: 210 mph (336 km/h)

The pilot and navigator of a Short Sunderland Mark I of No. 10 Squadron RAAF enjoy some refreshments while on convoy escort duty in the Atlantic.

The pilot and navigator of a Short Sunderland Mark I of No. 10 Squadron RAAF enjoy some refreshments while on convoy escort duty in the Atlantic.

Sergeant Patrick McCombie, a flight engineer of the Royal Australian Air Force, in his bunk on board a Short Sunderland of No. 10 Squadron RAAF at Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon.

Sergeant Patrick McCombie, a flight engineer of the Royal Australian Air Force, in his bunk on board a Short Sunderland of No. 10 Squadron RAAF at Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon.

Short Sunderland Mark I, L2163 ‘DA-G’, of No. 210 Squadron RAF based at Oban, in flight over the Atlantic while escorting Canadian Troop Convoy 6 (TC.6), inbound for Greenock.1943

Short Sunderland Mark I, L2163 ‘DA-G’, of No. 210 Squadron RAF based at Oban, in flight over the Atlantic while escorting Canadian Troop Convoy 6 (TC.6), inbound for Greenock.1943

Pinterest
Search