Short S.41

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Short S.41
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Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Short
First flight 1912
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Number built 3 [1]
Engine 100hp Gnome rotary
Max Speed 97 km/h (60 mph)[1]
Endurance 5:00 [1]

The Short S.41 was a large floatplane with a boxy fuselage that first flew in 1912. Three were built, each with slight modifications and upgrades, and at least one of them was used from the outbreak of the war through June, 1915. They served out of Great Yarmouth and Eastchurch stations.[1] One was at the Dardanelles in 1915.[2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Short S.41.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bruce'69, p.472.
  2. Nowarra, p.110.
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070