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

Amphibious Passenger Aircraft

Short SA-6 Sealand Mk II, IN-106 © Callum Dodds
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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.
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