Aircraft Photo of G-AGVD | Short S.40 Shetland Mk2 | #573830
Registration / Serial:G-AGVD
Aircraft Original Type:Short Shetland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short Shetland
Aircraft Version:Short S.40 Shetland Mk2
C/n (msn):S1313
City / Seaplane Base:Rochester - Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:None
Photo Date:September 1947
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Photo ID: 573830
Photo Comment

The S.35 Shetland was designed as a successor to the Sunderland reconnaissance flying boat. There was Saunders-Roe input in the design. The sole S.35 first flew on 14 December 1944 and burnt at its moorings due to an overheating oven in its galley in 1946. The S.40 Shetland II was to carry up to 70 passengers. The sole example, G-AGVD is seen around the time of its first flight on 17 September 1947. It was scrapped in 1951. Photo from: Imperial War Museums

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