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Saunders-Roe A.37 (Shrimp)


Four-Engine Flying Boat Research Aircraft (1939)


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Developed for the SARO S.38 program, the A.37 Shrimp existed as a testing platform and research aircraft for her time in the air.



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Specifications



Service Year
1939

Origin
United Kingdom national flag graphic
United Kingdom

Status
RETIRED
Not in Service.
Crew
2

Production
1
UNITS


Saunders-Roe (SARO) - UK
National flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Maritime / Navy
Land-based or shipborne capability for operating over-water in various maritime-related roles while supported by allied naval surface elements.
X-Plane (Developmental, Prototype, Technology Demonstrator)
Aircraft developed for the role of prototyping, technology demonstration, or research / data collection.


Length
43.3 ft
(13.19 m)
Width/Span
50.0 ft
(15.25 m)
Height
12.7 ft
(3.88 m)
Empty Wgt
4,409 lb
(2,000 kg)
MTOW
6,206 lb
(2,815 kg)
Wgt Diff
+1,797 lb
(+815 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Saunders-Roe A.37 production variant)
Installed: 4 x Pobjoy Niagara III series 7-cylinder, air-cooled radial piston engines developing 95 horsepower each driving two-bladed propeller units.
Max Speed
130 mph
(210 kph | 113 kts)
Ceiling
8,202 ft
(2,500 m | 2 mi)
Range
391 mi
(630 km | 1,167 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
635 ft/min
(194 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Saunders-Roe A.37 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


A.37 ("Shrimp") - Base Project Designation; single, flyable example completed and tested/flown from 1939 until 1949 before being scrapped.


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