Short S.25 Sunderland Photo Gallery
    The Short S.25 Sunderland was a British flying boat patrol bomber was developed for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in parallel with the civilian S.23 Empire flying boat. The flagship of Imperial Airways, the Sunderland was developed specifically to conform to the requirements of British Air Ministry Specification R.2/33 for a long-range patrol/reconnaissance flying boat to serve with the RAF. 749 aircraft were built.

Servicing the Bristol Pegasus engines of a Royal Air Force Short Sunderland flying boat, using the on-board service platforms.
Mechanics lower the port inboard Bristol Pegasus engine of a Short Sunderland of No. 230 Squadron RAF, onto a maintenance scow in Aboukir harbour, for servicing on shore.
A Sunderland was shown on the Thames every September in the 1950s that included a fly-past over London to celebrate the victory of the Battle of Britain.

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Posted April 25, 2022.