Aircraft [Short S45 Solent Mk 4]; Short Brothers and Harland Limited (Northern I...


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Aircraft [Short S45 Solent Mk 4]

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Short S45A Solent Mk 4 Flying Boat - ZK-AMO "Aranui".
Four-engine, long range commercial and passenger Flying Boat. The hull is an alloy two-stop planing bottom divided into watertight compartments by vertical bulkheads.
The aircraft is powered by four Bristol Hercules 733 engines. The carrying capacity of the aircraft is 42 day passengers and crew.
Toilet units: 3 on lower deck, the portside unit including a ladies powder room. One large upper deck galley for meal preparations and limited cooking.
Flight crew: Captain - First Officer - Navigation Officer - Radio Officer Flight Engineer Officer.
Cabin crew: 2 Flight Stewards, 1 Flight Stewardess.


Short Brothers and Harland Limited (Northern Ireland)

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H 11400 L 27100 W 34390mm (H 448 13/16 L 1066 15/16 W 1353 15/16")

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The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

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Aircraft/Aerospace Transportation T&E/07 Distribution & Transportation Artifacts/Nomenclature

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