Aircraft Photo of G-AKNP | Short S-45 Solent 3 | BOAC |
Registration / Serial:G-AKNP
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-45 Seaford/Solent
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-45 Seaford/Solent
Aircraft Version:Short S-45 Solent 3
Operator / Titles:BOAC
C/n (msn):S1295
Aircraft Name:City of Cardiff
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland InternationalMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KOAK   IATA: OAK   Local: OAK   Other: -
Collection:Oakland Aviation Museum
Photo Date:28 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de Jong
Photo ID: 8858
Photo Comment

Ordered as a Sunderland Mk IV for the RAF, completed as a Seaford and then converted to a Solent for BOAC, this British flying boat ended up in the United States in 1954. It appears in the Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, but is incomplete.

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