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Saunders-Roe A.37 (Shrimp)


Four-Engine Flying Boat Research Aircraft


United Kingdom | 1939



"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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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Saunders-Roe A.37 Four-Engine Flying Boat Research Aircraft.
4 x Pobjoy Niagara III series 7-cylinder, air-cooled radial piston engines developing 95 horsepower each driving two-bladed propeller units.
Propulsion
130 mph
210 kph | 113 kts
Max Speed
8,202 ft
2,500 m | 2 miles
Service Ceiling
391 miles
630 km | 340 nm
Operational Range
635 ft/min
194 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
City-to-City Ranges
Operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
NYC
 
  LON
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  PAR
PAR
 
  BER
BER
 
  MOS
MOS
 
  TOK
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  SYD
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Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Saunders-Roe A.37 Four-Engine Flying Boat Research Aircraft.
2
(MANNED)
Crew
43.3 ft
13.19 m
O/A Length
50.0 ft
(15.25 m)
O/A Width
12.7 ft
(3.88 m)
O/A Height
4,409 lb
(2,000 kg)
Empty Weight
6,206 lb
(2,815 kg)
MTOW
Design Balance
The three qualities reflected below are altitude, speed, and range. The more full the box, the more balanced the design.
RANGE
ALT
SPEED
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Saunders-Roe A.37 (Shrimp) family line.
A.37 ("Shrimp") - Base Project Designation; single, flyable example completed and tested/flown from 1939 until 1949 before being scrapped.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Saunders-Roe A.37 (Shrimp). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 1 Units

Contractor(s): Saunders-Roe (SARO) - UK
National flag of the United Kingdom

[ United Kingdom ]
Relative Max Speed
Hi: 150mph
Lo: 75mph
Aircraft Max Listed Speed (130mph).

Graph Average of 113 MPH.
Era Crossover
Pie graph section
Pie graph section
Showcasing Aircraft Era Crossover (if any)
Max Alt Visualization
Small airplane graphic
Production Comparison
1
36183
44000
Entry compared against Ilyushin IL-2 (military) and Cessna 172 (civilian) total production.
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
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Image of the Saunders-Roe A.37 (Shrimp)
Image from the Public Domain.

Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to airborne requirements.
MARITIME / NAVY
X-PLANE
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
Going Further...
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