Short Type 830
|Primary user||U.K. (RNAS)|
|Number built||≥19 -28|
|Variants||Short Type 827|
|Engine||135hp Salmson radial|
|Armament||(sometimes) rear, flexible Lewis|
|Max Speed||110 km/h (70 mph) |
|Climb||610 m (2,000 ft) in 10:25 |
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. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Short Type 827.
- Bruce'69, p.483.
- Nowarra, p.110.