Aircraft [Short S45 Solent Mk 4 Aranui ZK-AMO]

Short Brothers and Harland Limited, Manufacturer;  Tasman Empire Airways Limited, Commissioned by; 

1949
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Maker and Role
Short Brothers and Harland Limited, Manufacturer
Tasman Empire Airways Limited, Commissioned by
Production Date
1949
Description
Short S45A Solent Mk 4 Flying Boat - ZK-AMO "Aranui".
Four-engine, long range commercial and passenger Flying Boat. The hull is an alloy two-stop planing bottom divided into watertight compartments by vertical bulkheads.
The aircraft is powered by four Bristol Hercules 733 engines. The carrying capacity of the aircraft is 42 day passengers and crew.
Toilet units: 3 on lower deck, the portside unit including a ladies powder room. One large upper deck galley for meal preparations and limited cooking.
Flight crew: Captain - First Officer - Navigation Officer - Radio Officer Flight Engineer Officer.
Cabin crew: 2 Flight Stewards, 1 Flight Stewardess.
Other Name
Aranui
Solent
Collection
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Aluminium
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
ZK-AMO Painted
Aranui Teal New Zealand Royal Mail Insignia Painted
YOUR LIFEBELT IS STOWED UNDER YOUR SEAT Printed
Accession No
1964.146
Credit Line
Short Brothers and Harland Limited et al. 1949. Aircraft [Short S45 Solent Mk 4 Aranui ZK-AMO], 1964.146. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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