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Aeroplane Model - Short S.23, C Class Empire Flying Boat, 1936 Object Reg. No: ST 023262

Summary:
This large 'cut-away' model of S.23 C Class flying boat G-ADHL ' Canopus' was donated to the Museum by Qantas Empire Airways in 1950. It is believed to be an original promotional model built in the 1930s. It is similar to an example held in the Science Museum, London which was built in 1936. The real 'Canopus' was the first S.23 to be delivered by Short Bros at Rochester, Kent in 1936 for Imperial Airways. It survived the war and was broken up in 1946 in the UK.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Qantas Empire Airways Ltd, 1950
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 560 mm (Height), 1450 mm (Width), 1110 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Height is from bottom of stand to top of tail fin.

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Tagged with: model aeroplanes, passenger aircraft, scale models, wars conflicts
Themes this item is part of: Short Empire, C Class Flying Boat, Engineering Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: model propeller aircraft - passenger

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