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Short Type 184

United Kingdom (1915)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Short Type 184 Reconnaissance / Torpedo Bomber Floatplane.

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

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

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Short Type 184 Specifications
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United Kingdom
Year: 1915
Type: Reconnaissance / Torpedo Bomber Floatplane
Manufacturer(s): Short Brothers - UK
Production: 936
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 2
Length: 40.62 ft (12.38 m)
Width: 63.52 ft (19.36 m)
Height: 13.48 ft (4.11 m)
Empty Weight: 3,704 lb (1,680 kg)
MTOW: 5,364 lb (2,433 kg)

Installed Power
1 x Sunbeam Maori Vee piston engine delivering 260 horsepower.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 88 mph (142 kph; 77 kts)
Maximum Range: 243 mi (391 km; 211 nm)
Service Ceiling: 9,006 ft (2,745 m; 1.71 mi)

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

1 x 356mm torpedo OR 520lbs of bombs.

Operators List
Canada; Chile; Estonia; Greece; United Kingdom

Series Model Variants
• Type 184 - Base Production Series Designation