Short Type 135

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Short 135
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Short
First flight 1914
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Number built 2
Engine 135-200hp Salmson radial
Max Speed 105 km/h (65 mph)[1]
Endurance 4:00 [1]

The Short Seaplane, Admiralty Type 135 was a successor to the Short Folder Seaplane and also had folding wings. Two were built, one with the 135hp Salmson (Canton-Unné) radial and one with the 200hp version. Both took part in the Christmas 1914 Cuxhaven raid. The 200hp version (№ 136) was sent to the Dardanelles on the Ark Royal, where it put in good work until destroyed on 27 April 1915. [1]

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bruce'69, p.480.
Bibliography
  • 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