Naval Air Establishment Ding
The Ding was a dual-purpose torpedo bomber and passenger seaplane. In a military configuration, the fairly standard tractor biplane had a crew of three - a pilot just under the wing, a gunner behind him, and a bombardier in a compartment in the fuselage between the pilot and engine. Two main floats were placed on either side of the fuselage, providing clearance for a single torpedo or load of conventional bombs. It was powered by the same 360hp 12-cylinder liquid cooled Rolls-Royce engine of the Beeng fighter-bomber. As a passenger aircraft, the bombardier’s cabin provided sufficient room for four people to sit comfortably. The aircraft had a loaded weight of 5,300lb, wingspan of 46ft, and length of 36ft.