Short S.38

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Short S.38
RAF Short S.38.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Short
First flight Oct 1912 [1]
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Engine 80hp Gnome rotary
Armament small arms
Crew 2
Max Speed 93 km/h (58 mph) [1]
Endurance 5:00 [1]

A pre-war design dating to 1912, the Short S.38 pusher was reminiscent of Farman pushers. A few served with the RNAS during the first months of the war, where they were used for coastal patrol.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Short S.38.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bruce'69, p.470.
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382