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

Short S23 'Empire' Flying Boat 'Canopus', 1936.
Model of Short 'Empire' Flying Boat 'Canopus', scale 1:24. Imperial Airways ordered 28 Flying Boats from 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 British Overseas Airways continued using them throughout WWII, they were withdrawn in 1947.
 
Currently on display in:
Flight
Year made :
1936
Inventory number :
1937-587