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Short Singapore III details wanted

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:25 pm
by seawings
Hi All,

Has anyone got any references showing the interior of a Singapore III, please..?

Anything will help as it seems this 'boat was the poor cousin to all the others as I can't find much on it at all..!

I have a number of good contacts wishing to build scale models but the distinct lack of much intereior detail, particularly photos and plans, manual pages, etc etc is holding everything up.

I look forward to hearing about anything in due course, hopefully...!

Cheers,

Re: Short Singapore III details wanted

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:00 pm
by Kiwithrottlejockey
Last operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force, but their examples were RAF cast-offs which were flown from Singapore to Suva when the Japanese attacked.

They never made it to New Zealand and were disposed of in Fiji (as far as I am aware, they were all eventually scuttled in Fijian waters).

Have you considered contacting the RNZAF Museum at Wigram, Christchurch to ask if they have any photographs of the Singapore flying-boats?

They have a really extensive photographic collection and you never know your luck until you try…

Re: Short Singapore III details wanted

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:55 pm
by dogsbody

Re: Short Singapore III details wanted

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:05 pm
by seawings
Hi Chris,

I havnt seen those before..! Thanks....

Why, Oh why, didn't he take the opportunity to shoot an interior walk-round at the time...!

Well, a bloke can dream......

Re: Short Singapore III details wanted

PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:22 am
by sunderlandmr5
Hi Bryan,

Happy New Years :D

Came across this Photo Still taken from a 35mm
film of the Navigator's position in an RNZAF Short Singapore
5 Squadron, Lauthala Bay Fiji.
Image

The RNZAF Museum is uploading photos on its Web site, but only interior shot I've seen thus far

Regards

Alan