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Short 184  Specifications sheet

Type

Two Seat Day Bomber / Reconnaissance

Accomodation

Tandem open cockpits for crew behind wing; Pilot & Observer/Gunner

Power Plant

One 260 hp Sunbeam in the nose with two bladed propellor

Armament  

One Lewis gun aft and one 14 in torpedo or various bombs up to 520 lb

Wing Span

63ft 7in

Height

13 ft 6 in

Length

40 ft 8 in

Weight Empty

3,703 lbs

All Up Weight

4,501 lbs

Max Speed

88.5 mph at 2,000ft

Endurance

4.5 hrs

Climb rate

8 min 35 sec to 2,000ft

Max Ceiling

16,404 ft

Description

 The first aircraft in the world to sink an enemy ship  with a torpedo. A three bay biplane with unswept, equal span, unstaggered wings. Upper wing increases in chord towards tips, lower wing constant chord. Wooden structure with fabric covering. Ailerons on all four wings.

Source

The Great War Flying Museum