Short Brothers (Shorts) SA.6 Sealand I / SB.7 Sealand III

Amphibious Passenger Aircraft

Short SA-6 Sealand Mk II, IN-106 © Callum Dodds
Photo ©: Callum Dodds (photos at airliners.net)
The Short SA.6 / SB.7 Sealand is a twin-engined eight-seat amphibious passenger aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Short Brothers and Harland Limited.
The Indian Navy was the largest operator of the Short Sealand with 10 aircraft.
Crew1-2
Passengers5-7
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine Modelde Havilland Gipsy Queen 70-4
Engine Power (each)254 kW340 hp
max. Cruise Speed282 km/h152 kts
  175 mph
max. Speed (vne)298 km/h161 kts
  185 mph
Service Ceiling6.340 m20.800 ft
Range957 km517 NM
595 mi.
Empty Weight3.205 kg7.066 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.128 kg9.100 lbs
Wing Span18,75 m61 ft 6 in
Wing Area32,8 m353 ft
Length12,85 m42 ft 2 in
Height4,57 m14 ft 12 in
First Flight22.01.1948
Production Statusout of production
Total Production25
Data for (Version)Short SB.7 Sealand III
VariantsSA.6 Sealand I, SB.7 Sealand III