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Postby AquilaAudax » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:56 am

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Hello Seawings

I need help to clarify the identification of a floatplane, in the attached photo, which was produced by Shorts.

The caption of Short '320' is used in J. M. Bruce's book British Aeroplanes 1914-1918 (Funk & Wagnalls, 1957). He notes that in this instance that '320' is the power rating of the Sunbeam Cossack engine installed rather than a manufacturer's type number.

He has an entry for the 'Short 310 hp Seaplane, Type B' and notes that it was 'A contemporary.. of the torpedo-carrying seaplane that became known as the Short 320'.

The caption of Short '310-A' is used in C.H. Barnes' book Shorts Aircraft since 1900 (Putnam, 1967 [rev 1989]) with no mention (that I can see) of a model '320'.

Owen Thetford lists a type designation of 'Short 320 Seaplane', in British Naval Aircraft 1912-58 (Putnam, 1958), and also notes that the '320' is the power rating of the engine installed rather than a type number. The caption for the accompanying illustration confusingly uses the terminology 'Short Type 320' (?). He notes that the 'original version [of the Short 320] had a 310 hp Cossack engine but does not mention a specific model designated '310'.

Any assistance will be gratefully appreciated.

Cheers,

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Re: Short Floatplanes

Postby AquilaAudax » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:02 am

I can't get the image to load ! I am becoming a fully fledged member of geriatrics anonymous !

If you have some information, but need to see the image, drop me an email address and I will send it to you.

Cheers

Ray
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Re: Short Floatplanes

Postby dogsbody » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:11 pm

Here's the picture Ray was trying to post.

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Re: Short Floatplanes

Postby dogsbody » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:52 pm

A wee experiment, using the image uploader that is available in the reply box.
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and something to shoot at?"
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Re: Short Floatplanes

Postby dogsbody » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:57 pm

Well, there's yer problem, Ray. The damned thing doesn't work. You need to use an image hosting site. there are quite a few out there.
I use Flickr and have tried Village.Photo.There's also Imgur, Fotki, etc. Just find one that works for you.


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