Short Folder Seaplane

To improve the stowage of planes on seaplane carriers such as the Hermes, Short developed the Short Folder Seaplane, which may have been based on the Short Type 74. It featured a 160hp Gnome engine and larger wings than the Type 74. Though experiments were carried out with torpedo armament, the Folders were usually used for coastal patrol in the early months of the war. By mid-1915 the planes, condition deteriorating, were retired. [1]

Short Folder
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Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Short
First flight 1913
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Number built ~9 [1]
Engine 160hp Gnome rotary
Max Speed 126 km/h (78 mph) [1]
Climb 180 m (600 ft) per minute, initial [1]
Endurance 5:00 [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Short Folder.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bruce'69, p.476.
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain: Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382