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Short L.12 Kent

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The closure of Italian and Italian colonial seaports to Imperial Airways in the Mediterranean in 1929 brought a need for a longer range flying boat, with mail carriage a priority. The Kent biplane flying boat was Short's response, and three were built. Imperial Airways also persuaded Short to produce a landplane version of the L.12 Kent - the Scylla.

 

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Short L.12 Kent
Engines: 4 x 555hp Bristol Jupiter XFBM nine-cylinder radial
Max take-off weight: 14515 kg / 32000 lb
Wingspan: 34.44 m / 113 ft 0 in
Length: 23.90 m / 78 ft 5 in
Height: 8.53 m / 28 ft 0 in
Max. speed: 220 km/h / 137 mph
Ceiling: 5335 m / 17500 ft
Range: 724 km / 450 miles
Crew: 2
Passengers: 16

 

 


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