|Introduction||15 Nov 1916 |
|Primary users|| U.K. (RNAS)|
|Number built||83 |
|Wingspan||25.9 m (85 ft) |
|Engine||225hp Sunbeam or|
250hp Rolls-Royce Eagle
|Armament||rear flexible Lewis|
4×100 kg (230 lb) or 8×51 kg (112 lb) bombs
|Max Speed||126 km/h (78 mph) |
|Climb||2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 21:25|
3,000 m (10,000 ft) in 45:00
|Service Ceiling||2,900 m (9,500 ft) |
The RNAS sought to acquire a large land-based bomber and the Short Type 184 was adapted in the form of the Short Bomber. The plane started with the Type 184 fuselage, but stability was improved with a longer fuselage and this change was made soon after the first production planes arrived. The wings were different from the start, adding a bay to extend them for greater lifting power. Later production planes upgraded from the Type 184's original 225hp Sunbeam engine to the 250hp Rolls-Royce Eagle.
At least fifteen Short Bombers were transferred to the RFC around the time of the Somme Offensive in summer 1916. By early 1917 the Short Bombers were starting to be phased out because the Handley-Page O/100 carried a much larger bomb-load. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Short Bomber.
Timeline [note 1]
|Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
Miniatures and Models
- Shapeways: Kampfflieger, Reduced Aircraft Factory
- Metal+Resin kit: Red Eagle
- Resin Kit: Sram 144/051 (company defunct)
- Shapeways: Reduced Aircraft Factory
- Metal: Heroics & Ros GWA112
- British usage numbers are approximate, derived from the squadron histories.
- Updated card
- Windsock Worldwide, Vol.25, No.1, p.15.
- Bruce'69, p.495.
- Lamberton, p.68.
- Angelucci, p.76.
- Lamberton, pp.216-218.
- Angelucci, p.69.
- Windsock Worldwide, Vol.25, No.1, p.16.
- Munson, p.67.
- Philpott'13, pp.379-444.
- Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
- J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain: Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
- W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027
- Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711
- Ian Philpott, The Birth of the Royal Air Force. Great Britain: Pen & Sword Books Limited, 2013. ISBN 978-1-78159-333-2
- Ian Stair & Ray Rimell, "Short Bomber". Windsock Worldwide, Vol. 25, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2009, Albatros Publications, Ltd.