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Short S23 'Empire' Flying Boat 'Canopus', 1936.

Short S23 'Empire' Flying Boat 'Canopus', 1936.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Model (scale 1:24). Imperial Airways ordered 28 Flying Boats from the Short Brothers of Rochester, Kent, following the British Government's decision to carry all mail to the Empire by air without a surcharge. British Overseas Airways continued using them throughout World War II, and they were last operated in 1947.

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