Aircraft Photo of G-ABFA | Short S-17 Kent | Imperial Airways |
Registration / Serial:G-ABFA
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-17 Kent
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-17 Kent
Aircraft Version:Short S-17 Kent
Operator / Titles:(Imperial Airways)
C/n (msn):S.758
Aircraft Name:Scipio
City / Seaplane Base:Brindisi - Seaplane (closed)Map
Airport Codes:None
Photo Date:May 1931 to August 1936
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID: 143722
Photographer's Remark

Security restrictions imposed by Mussolini's regime meant passengers' cameras had to be sealed in a bag while Imperial Airways flights were refuelling at Brindisi. So photos of Brindisi as a Imperial AW port are rare. From contemporary reports passengers were taken ashore by boat because there was no flying boat dock. G-ABFA was the first of three Kents and was lost when it sank at Mirabella Bay, Crete on August 22, 1936. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales

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