Aircraft Photo of G-AFCV | Short S-30 Empire | #328741
Registration / Serial:G-AFCV
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-30 Empire
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-30 Empire
Aircraft Version:Short S-30 Empire
C/n (msn):S.881
Aircraft Name:Caribou
City / Seaplane Base:Rochester - Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:None
Photo Date:July 1939 to September 1939
Photo from:Peter de Jong Collection
Photo ID: 328741
Photo Comment

At the factory in Rochester, Kent. The hill with St Margaret's Church is much the same today. On the left is the prototype of the enlarged Short S.26, G-AFCI Golden Hind. G-AFCV Caribou and G-AFCU Cabot were equipped as transatlantic mailplanes with aerial refuelling by Harrow tankers after take-off. Both to the RAF in September 1939 as V3138 and V3137 and destroyed together by German aircraft at Bodø, Norway on 5 May 1940.

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