Aeroplane Monthly 1987-05
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A.Lumsden, T.Heffernan - Per Mare Probare (3)
Nice flying shot of Supermarine Southampton II S1122, powered by two Rolls-Royce Kestrel IIMS engines.
Two further views of the Supermarine Southampton II S1122, powered by two Rolls-Royce Kestrel IIMS engines. The Kestrels gave improved speed and range and the Kestrel-engined Southampton was developed into the Scapa.
Two views of Southampton N253, with all-metal airframe and evaporatively-cooled Rolls-Royce Kestrel IIMS engines in place of Lions. It was from this aeroplane that the Supermarine Scapa prototype emerged.
Frontal view of Southampton II S1122. Southamptons entered RAF service in August 1925, and the last examples were retired in 1937.
Rebuilt from a standard Southampton, N251 featured a weight-saving Saunders-Roe A.14 experimental hull. It became the model hull design for the Saunders-Roe London.