Aircraft [Short S25 Sunderland MR Mk 5]

Short Brothers and Harland Limited, Manufacturer

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Maker and Role
Short Brothers and Harland Limited, Manufacturer
Production Date
Long range, maritime reconnaissance flying boat with a crew of 10. Power plant (MK V) four 1200 HP Pratt and Whitney R-1830-90 B twin Wasp 14 cylinder radial air-cooled engines. 4-engined monoplane. Built by Short Brothers at Belfast in 1945. The engines are driving 3-bladed Hamilton standard hydromatic full-feathering airscrews. Wings - highwing cantilever monoplane. As on the "Empire" boat, the main wing structure consists of 4 extruded T-sections which form the corners of a box girder. These are braced in the lift bays by tubular struts, and in the drag bays by built-up members.
Hull - the frames are of channel section, interconnected by Z-section stiffeners. Sheeting is riveted on longitudinally with countersunk rivets.
The unit - cantiliver monoplane type. Fin and tail plane, metal covered. The moveable surfaces are fabric-covered aft of the leading edge and have inset trimming tabs.
Accommodation - the hull is divided into 2 decks - on the upper deck there is forward, the control cabin accommodating 2 pilots side by side, a radio operator, a navigator and an engineer. Aft of the spar frames are the reconnaissance flares and stowage.
Processed Material/Metal/Aluminium
Processed Material/Glass
Signature/Marks and Type
NZ4115 Painted
Accession No
Credit Line
Short Brothers and Harland Limited. 1945. Aircraft [Short S25 Sunderland MR Mk 5], 1982.770. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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