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Short Seamew AS1

Short Seamew AS1

G3631  Flown for the first time on August 23rd 1953, the SB6 Seamew light anti-submarine reconnaisance aircraft was especially designed for operation with escort carriers of NATO forces. The Seamew was designed, built and flown for 17 months and 2 weeks, the most important design considerations being simplicity and cheapness of production. Bombs or depth charges can be carried in a lengthy bay under the fuselage, and additional armament or sonobuoys can be carried beneath the wings.

The powerplant of this aircraft is one Bristol Siddeley Mamba ASMa.6 turboprop engine which is rated at 1,590 shp and when normally loaded the AUW is 14,000 lbs.
Publisher Rolls-Royce plc
Contributor Rolls-Royce Plc
Creator corporatename, Rolls-Royce Plc; ,
Date creation, C1960; ,
Type Photographs, Black and White; ,
Format dimension.H, ; dimension.W, 150 mm; , ; ,
Identifier XB653
Source Rolls-Royce plc
Language EN
Relation based on, Historic Aircraft; , ; , ; ,
Coverage Location.Current Repository, Rolls-Royce Plc; , ; , ; ,
Rights Rolls-Royce plc
File created 4:2:1, 17/5/2004