Specifications – Short Sunderland MkIII

Crew: 9—11 Two Pilots, Radio Operator, Navigator
Engineer, Bomb-Aimer, Three to five Gunners

Length: 85 ft 4 in (26.0 m)
Wingspan: 112 ft 9½ in (34.39 m)
Height: 32 ft 10½ in (10 m)
Wing area: 1,487 ft² (138 m²)
Empty weight: 34,500 lb (15,663 kg)
Loaded weight: 58,000 lb (26,332 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 18,500 lb (8,390 kg)

Powerplant: 4 × Bristol Pegasus XVIII nine-cylinder radial engine
1,065 hp (794 kW) each

Performance:

Maximum speed: 210 mph (336 km/h) at 6,500 ft (2,000 m)
Cruise speed: 178 mph (285 km/h) at 5,000 ft (1,500 m)
Service ceiling: 16,000 ft (4,880 m)
Range: 1,780 mi (2,848 km)
Rate of climb: 720 ft/min (3.67 m/s)

Armament:

Guns:
16× 0.303 inch (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns
2× Browning 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) machine gun
Bombs: various defensive and offensive munitions
including bombs, mines and depth charges carried internally
and, some, winched out beneath the wings.
Manually launched flares, sea markers and smoke-floats

Short Sunderland I

 

 

 

 

 

Short Sunderland I

Image courtesy © John Weal via Wings Palette