Short Brothers (Shorts) S.25 Sunderland

Maritime Patrol / Anti-Submarine Flying Boat

Short Brothers (Shorts) S-25 Sandringham © Steve Petch
Photo ©: Steve Petch (Photos at airliners.net)
The Short S.25 Sunderland is a four-engine maritime patrol / anti-submarine (ASW) flying boat produced by the British manufacturer Short Brothers. The Short Seaford is a version of the Sunderland designed as a maritime patrol bomber for RAF Coastal Command, the initial designation was Sunderland Mark IV. The Short S.25 Sandringham is a civil version of the Sunderland with a capacity of max. 45 passengers.
The S.25 Sunderland is a development of the Short S.23 Empire passenger flying boat.
Crew8-11
Propulsion4 Radial Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-1830-90B Twin Wasp
Engine Power (each)895 kW1200 hp
Speed343 km/h185 kts
  213 mph
Service Ceiling5.456 m17.900 ft
Range4.328 km2.337 NM
2.689 mi.
Empty Weight16.738 kg36.900 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight29.484 kg65.000 lbs
Wing Span34,38 m112 ft 10 in
Wing Area156,7 m1687 ft
Length26,00 m85 ft 4 in
Height10,52 m34 ft 6 in
First Flight16.10.1937
Production Statusout of production
Total Production721
Developed fromShort S.23 Empire
ICAO CodeSAND
Data for (Version)Shorts S.25 Sunderland Mk. V
VariantsSunderland Mark I, Mark II, Mark III, Mark IV, Mark V, Seaford, Sandringham

[Photo-ID: 1256] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Short S-25 Sunderland V, Royal Air Force, ML796, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Short
S-25 Sunderland V
Royal Air Force
Reg.: ML796
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13126] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Short S-25 Sunderland V, Royal Air Force, ML796, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Short
S-25 Sunderland V
Royal Air Force
Reg.: ML796
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13127] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Short S-25 Sunderland V, Royal Air Force, ML796, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Short
S-25 Sunderland V
Royal Air Force
Reg.: ML796
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 1031] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Short S-25V Sandringham 4, Ansett Flying Boat Services, VH-BRC, c/n SH55C, Karsten Palt, 2008Short
S-25V Sandringham 4
Ansett Flying Boat Services
Reg.: VH-BRC
c/n: SH55C
 
ex RAF JM715
Solent Sky Museum [Southampton]
[Photo-ID: 1032] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Short S-25V Sandringham 4, Ansett Flying Boat Services, VH-BRC, c/n SH55C, Karsten Palt, 2008Short
S-25V Sandringham 4
Ansett Flying Boat Services
Reg.: VH-BRC
c/n: SH55C
 
ex RAF JM715
Solent Sky Museum [Southampton]
[Photo-ID: 1033] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Short S-25V Sandringham 4, Ansett Flying Boat Services, VH-BRC, c/n SH55C, Karsten Palt, 2008Short
S-25V Sandringham 4
Ansett Flying Boat Services
Reg.: VH-BRC
c/n: SH55C
 
ex RAF JM715
Solent Sky Museum [Southampton]
[Photo-ID: 1034] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Short S-25V Sandringham 4, Ansett Flying Boat Services, VH-BRC, c/n SH55C, Karsten Palt, 2008Short
S-25V Sandringham 4
Ansett Flying Boat Services
Reg.: VH-BRC
c/n: SH55C
 
ex RAF JM715
Solent Sky Museum [Southampton]
[Photo-ID: 1035] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Short S-25V Sandringham 4, Ansett Flying Boat Services, VH-BRC, c/n SH55C, Karsten Palt, 2008Short
S-25V Sandringham 4
Ansett Flying Boat Services
Reg.: VH-BRC
c/n: SH55C
 
ex RAF JM715
Solent Sky Museum [Southampton]
[Photo-ID: 1036] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Short S-25V Sandringham 4, Ansett Flying Boat Services, VH-BRC, c/n SH55C, Karsten Palt, 2008Short
S-25V Sandringham 4
Ansett Flying Boat Services
Reg.: VH-BRC
c/n: SH55C
 
ex RAF JM715
Solent Sky Museum [Southampton]
[Photo-ID: 1037] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Short S-25V Sandringham 4, Ansett Flying Boat Services, VH-BRC, c/n SH55C, Karsten Palt, 2008Short
S-25V Sandringham 4
Ansett Flying Boat Services
Reg.: VH-BRC
c/n: SH55C
 
ex RAF JM715
Solent Sky Museum [Southampton]