Short Sunderland III

Short Sunderland III

No amount of care and patience would be too great to spend assembling and painting the 160 parts of this beautiful Sunnderland Flying Boat model. Working bomb gear, beaching trolley, operating gun turrets and crew members, are all there, engineered with Airfix accurcy and attention to detail. Used in the War against U-Boats, then in the Berlin air lift and the Korean War, the Sunderland has a proud history. The Sunderland III, subject of this Airfix Constant Scale kit, was powered by 4 Pegasus XVIII 1,000 h.p. engines, giving her a maximum speed of 210 miles per hour, with a cruising duration of 12 hours. Her armament load of bombs, mines, or depth charges, was 4,960 lbs. and she could carry up to 14 machine guns. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as Short 'Sunderland' III from Short Sunderland III.

10th edition catalogue (1973), listed as Short Sunderland III from Short 'Sunderland' III.

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Airfix Series (first appearance) 6
Rarity of early version Scarce
First Issued 1959
Catalogue Ref - 1st Edition (1962) 681
Catalogue Ref - 2nd Edition (1963) 681
Catalogue Ref - 3rd Edition (1964) 681
Catalogue Ref - 4th Edition (1966) 681
Catalogue Ref - 5th Edition (1967) 681
Catalogue Ref - 6th Edition (1968) 681
Catalogue Ref - 7th Edition (1969) 681
Catalogue Ref - 8th Edition (1970) 681
Catalogue Ref - 9th Edition (1971) 681
Catalogue Ref - 10th Edition (1973) 06001-1
Catalogue Ref - 11th Edition (1974) 06001-1
Catalogue Ref - 12th Edition (1975) 06001-1
Catalogue Ref - 13th Edition (1976) 06001-1
Catalogue Ref - 14th Edition (1977) 06001-1
Catalogue Ref - 15th Edition (1978) 06001-1
Catalogue Ref - 16th Edition (1979) 06001-1
Catalogue Ref - 17th Edition (1980) 06001-1
Catalogue Ref - 1982 Edition 06001-1
Catalogue Ref - 1987 Edition 6001
Catalogue Ref - 1988 Edition 6001
Catalogue Ref - 1989 Edition 6001
Catalogue Ref - 1990 Edition 6001
Catalogue Ref - 1992 Edition 6001
Catalogue Ref - 1993 Edition 6001
Catalogue Ref - 1994 Edition 6001
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Catalogue Ref - 2007 Edition 6001
Catalogue Ref - 2008 Edition A06001
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Catalogue Ref - 2016 Edition A06001
Artist on Box Type 3 Roy Cross
Artist on Box Type 16 Adam Tooby

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