Short. Различные самолеты 1920-1932 годов
После того как два прототипа S.6 Sturgeon проиграли конкурс самолету Fairey IIIF, их базовая конструкция использовалась при разработке S.10 Gurnard I и II, которые оснащались двигателями Bristol Jupiter X и Rolls-Royce Kestrel II, соответственно. Впрочем, несмотря на высокие характеристики, в очередном конкурсе победил Hawker Osprey.
Flight, June 1931
SPECIAL TYPES AT THE DISPLAY
SHORT "GURNARD" AMPHIBIAN
DESIGNED primarily as a seaplane to be catapulted from Naval vessels, the Short "Gurnard" amphibian to be shown at Hendon has been fitted with a land undercarriage, the wheels of which can be raised and lowered, according to the medium from which it is desired to operate. The engine fitted is a Rolls-Royce "Kestrel II," medium supercharged. The machine is a two-seater Fleet Reconnaissance Fighter. Short Brothers have had considerable success with the single-float seaplane, a type which has been more popular in America.
The main data of the "Gurnard" are :- Wing span, 37 ft. (11.3 m.); total loaded weight, 5,500 lb. (2,500 kg.); endurance at full throttle, 1/2 hr. at sea level, plus 3 hr. at 10,000 ft. (3,000 m.); landing speed, 54 m.p.h. (87 km./h.); estimated maximum speed at 10,000 ft., 132 m.p.h. (213 km./h.).
REFLECTIONS OF GOOD DESIGN: The Short "Sturgeon" is a three-seater amphibian Reconnaissance biplane of all-metal construction. It is fitted with a Bristol "Jupiter" radial air-cooled engine.
The Short "Sturgeon" amphibian three-seater reconnaissance biplane. The engine is a Bristol "Jupiter."
THE SHORT "STURGEON": In this three-quarter rear view the shape of the floats is well brought out. Note the special small-wheel trolleys used for handling in shed and on slipway.
ON THE MEDWAY: This little seascape is of interest in showing three Short machines moored. In the background is the "Calcutta." On the left, the little "Mussel," which has been moored out for more than 2,000 hours, and on the right the "Sturgeon"
The latest Short Seaplane: The "Gurnard" is fitted with a Rolls-Royce engine, and provides an interesting comparison with the first Short Seaplane.
The Gurnard II with Kestrel engine, the photograph showing the second aircraft with amphibian undercarriage.
THE SHORT GURNARD I is a deck-landing, two-seater Fleet Fighter Reconnaissance Machine with Rolls-Royce "F" Type Engine. Interchangeable land and float undercarriages are provided.
The first of two Short Gurnard prototypes, with Jupiter engine and land undercarriage
THE SHORT GURNARD II: A Deck-landing, Two-seater Fleet Fighter Reconnaissance Machine with Bristol Jupiter Engine. Note Townend Ring.
The Gurnard II with Kestrel engine