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

Image number: 10237588

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

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.

Image number:
10237588
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:17
Image rights:
Science Museum