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Model number short empire shorts s.23

General Information of SHORT EMPIRE
Designer : Arthur Gouge[1]

First Flight : 3 July 1936[1]

Introduction : Delivered 22 October 1936,[1]; First revenue flight 6 February 1937

Manufacturer : Short Brothers

Number Built : 42[1]

Primary Users : Imperial Airways/BOAC; Qantas Empire Airways; Royal Australian Air Force; Royal Air Force

Produced : 1936-1940[1]

Retired : 1946-47

Role : Flying boat mail and passenger carrier

Status : retired

Unit_Cost : £ 48,830[1]

Variants : Short Mayo Composite

General characteristics of SHORT EMPIRE
Empty Weight : 23,500 lb (10,659 kg)

Height : 31 ft 9¾ in (9.70 m)

Length : 88 ft (26.82m)

Max Takeoff Weight : 40,500 lb (18,370 kg)

Powerplant : 4 × Bristol Pegasus radial engines, 920 hp (696 kW) each

Wing Area : 1,500 ft² (139.35 m²)

Wingspan : 114 ft (34.75 m)

Performance of SHORT EMPIRE
Maximum Speed : 200 mph (322 km/h)

Range : 760 miles (1,223 km)

Service Ceiling : 20,000 ft (6,100 m)

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