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Short Shetland

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The Short Shetland was a British high-speed, long-range, four-engined flying boat built by Short Brothers at Rochester, Kent for use in the Second World War. It was designed to meet an Air Ministry requirement (defined in Specification R.14/40) for a very-long range reconnaissance flying boat. The design used the company's experience with large scale production of the Short Sunderland. The end of World War II prevented the Shetland from entering production. It was the first aircraft designed with a 110 volt electrical system.

General Characteristics

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  • Wingspan 148.0ft (45.1m)
  • Length 110.0ft (33.5m)
  • Height 39.7ft (12.1m)
  • Empty Weight 46,534lbs (21,107kg)
  • Loaded Weight 86,350lbs (39,167kg)


  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.092
  • Wing Loading 30.2lbs/ft2 (147.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,861.9ft2 (265.9m2)
  • Drag Points 34266


  • Number of Parts 132
  • Control Surfaces 5
  • Performance Cost 551