Basically a 1915 landplane version of the Short 184 powered normally by a 186kW Rolls-Royce Eagle III engine and featuring a four-wheel main landing gear.
Eighty-two production aircraft were built for the RNAS out of 110 ordered, some of which were later transferred to the RFC and one was presented to the French government.
Engine: 1 x 225hp Sunbeam or 1 x 250hp Rolls-Royce (Eagle)
Max take-off weight: 3087 kg / 6806 lb
Empty weight: 2270 kg / 5005 lb
Wingspan: 85 ft 0 in
Length: 13.72 m / 45 ft 0 in
Height: 4.57 m / 15 ft 0 in
Wing area: 80.83 sq.m / 870.05 sq ft
Max. speed: 124 km/h / 77 mph
Ceiling: 3231 m / 10600 ft
Armament: 1 x 7.7mm machine-gun, 6 x 30kg bombs