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Sunderland
Derived from the Imperial Airways Empire flying boat for ocean patrol and anti-submarine.

Winspan m: 34.39

Length m: 26

Height m: 10.1

Max speed mph: 213

Maximum Altitude ft: 17400

First flown: 16 October 1937

Engine: Four 1010hp Bristol Pegasus 22 nine-cylinder radials or four 1065hp Pegasus XVIII or later four 1200hp Pratt and Whitney R-1830-90B Twin Wasp 14-cylinder two-row radials.

Armament: Eight 0.303in Browning (two in nose turret, four in tail turret and two manually aimed from hatches. Internal bomb load of 2000lb, depth charges, mines and pyrotechnics wound out on rails under inner wing to release position inboard of inner engines.

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