Short S.8 Calcutta

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The Short S.8 Calcutta is an early aircraft in av8.


Introduction 1928
Withdrawal 1955
Aircraft Type Small (with Seaplane Preview parameter)
Cruising Speed 112mph
Capacity 15 pax & 10 mail, or 20 crates of goods



This triple-engined, metal-hulled flying boat was built for the Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern section of Imperial Airways' London to India route. They also saw service as mailplanes around the UK, and militarised versions were used by the French Navy.

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