Short Type 830

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Short 830
Mesopotamian half flight.jpg
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Short
First flight 1914
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Number built ≥19 [1]-28[2]
Variants Short Type 827
Engine 135hp Salmson radial
Armament (sometimes) rear, flexible Lewis
Crew 2
Max Speed 110 km/h (70 mph) [1]
Climb 610 m (2,000 ft) in 10:25 [1]
Endurance 3:30 [1]

Developed at the same time as the Short Type 166, the Short Seaplane, Admiralty Type 830 was a smaller plane using the 135hp Salmson (Canton-Unné) radial. Its sister type was the Short Type 827, the same airframe with the 150hp Sunbeam Nubian vee instead. They were built and used over most of the war, and over time the Type 827 came to outnumber the 830. Production deliveries began in 1915 and the plane flew all the way to the Armistice, carrying out patrols off England's coast as well as Africa, the Mediterranean, and Mesopotamia, and a few were converted to wheeled undercarriages for land use. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Short Type 827.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bruce'69, p.483.
  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