Safari Air's Shorts Shanghai

Started by tigercat, May 30, 2011, 04:55:11 PM

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I can't settle on a name. Currently under consideration

Shorts Scarbourough
Shorts Shanghai
Shorts Skytruck
Shorts Shipper
Shorts Steppe
Shorts Savannah


how about calling it the Shorts SkyMonarch? it looks like it would Rules the Skies! Dan


"Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality." -Jules de Gaultier

"My model is right! It's the real world that's wrong!" -global warming scientist

An armor guy, who builds airplanes almost exclusively, that he converts to space fighters-- all while admiring ship models.


The flash seems to have drained some of the colour but it is Giraffe pattern which actualy makes quite an effective military camouflage.

You may have noticed a theme in Safari air's colour schemes.   ;D


Call it the Short Settle :rolleyes:

Settle is an actual place.
Alle kunst ist umsunst wenn ein engel auf das zundloch brunzt!!

Sic biscuitus disintegratum!

Cats are not real. 
They are just physical manifestations of collisions between enigma & conundrum particles.

Any aircraft can be improved by giving it a SHARKMOUTH!


All hail the God of Frustration!!!






Shorts Shanghai is a four-engine  military and civilian  transport aircraft designed and built Shorts, a development of the Shorts Stirling. Designed as a rugged, heavy-duty transport to operate from unimproved airstrips Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings. Its ability to take off and land on grass or dirt runways makes it popular in developing countries, where runways are not always paved. The Shanghai  was used by the RAF  as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, for airborne assault, search and rescue, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol and aerial firefighting. It also saw varied civilian use. These were initially overwhelmingly cargo planes, though several were ordered fitted out for passengers. Some of the civilian uses of the Shanghai have included aerial spraying, freight transport, passenger service, and sport skydiving shuttling and sighseeing.

The 1st May 2010 saw 60 years of service of the Shanghai. Not many examples are still operational but there are a few including this magnificent Giraffe patterned one flown by Safari Air fror their air freight business in Africa.