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Short Type 184 Reconnaissance / Torpedo Bomber Floatplane (United Kingdom)

The Short Type 184 seaplane served in great numbers with the British Royal Air Force.

 Entry last updated on 10/15/2010; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©

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Short Type 184 Specifications

Service Year: 1915
Type: Reconnaissance / Torpedo Bomber Floatplane
National Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer(s): Short Brothers - UK
Total Production: 936

Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)

Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 40.62 feet (12.38 meters)
Overall Width: 63.52 feet (19.36 meters)
Overall Height: 13.48 feet (4.11 meters)

Weight (Empty): 3,704 lb (1,680 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 5,364 lb (2,433 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)

Engine: 1 x Sunbeam Maori Vee piston engine delivering 260 horsepower.

Maximum Speed: 77 knots (88 mph; 142 kph)
Maximum Range: 211 nautical miles (243 miles; 391 km)
Service Ceiling: 9,006 feet (2,745 meters; 1.71 miles)

Armament / Mission Payload

1 x 7.7mm (0.303 caliber) Lewis machine gun on trainable mount in rear cockpit.

1 x 356mm torpedo OR 520lbs of bombs.

Global Operators (Customers, Users)

Canada; Chile; Estonia; Greece; United Kingdom

Model Variants

Type 184 - Base Production Series Designation

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