The Short S.25 Sunderland was a British flying boat patrol bomber, developed and constructed by Short Brothers for the Royal Air Force (RAF). The aircraft took its service name from the town (latterly, city) and port of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear, North East England. Sunderland was developed specifically to conform to the requirements of British Air Ministry Specification R.2/33 for a long-range patrol/reconnaissance flying boat to serve with the Royal Air Force (RAF). As designed, it served as a successor to the earlier Short Sarafand flying boat. Sharing several similarities with the S.23, it featured a more advanced aerodynamic hull and was outfitted with various offensive and defensive armaments, including machine gun turrets, bombs, aerial mines, and depth charges. The Sunderland was powered by four Bristol Pegasus XVIII radial engines and was outfitted with various detection equipment to aid combat operations, including the Leigh searchlight, the ASV Mark II and ASV Mark III radar units, and an astrodome.
The Sunderland was one of the most powerful and widely used flying boats throughout the Second World War.In addition to the RAF, the type was operated by other Allied military air wings, including the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), South African Air Force (SAAF), Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), French Navy, Norwegian Air Force, and the Portuguese Navy. During the conflict, the type was heavily involved in Allied efforts to counter the threat posed by German U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic. On 17 July 1940, a RAAF Sunderland performed the type's first unassisted U-boat kill. Sunderlands also played a major role in the Mediterranean theatre, performing maritime reconnaissance flights and logistical support missions. During the evacuation of Crete, shortly after the German invasion of the island, several aircraft were used to transport troops. Numerous unarmed Sunderlands were also flown by civil operator British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), traversing routes as far afield as the Pacific Ocean.
What is included:
Short sunderland Poser ERC Figure
Royal Air Force Variant
Royal Australian Air Force Variant
M4 1st Pilot
M4 2nd Pilot
Front Machine Guns (Twin Low Resolution Browning 303
Rear Machine Guns (Quad Low Resolution Browning 303
Dorsal Machine Gun (Low Resolution Lewis)
8 Aerial Bombs (Prop Collection)
Light Glares (Prop Collection)
Custom Zero (do not use default zero figure option)
Hide/Show Right Wing
Hide Show Left Wing
Cockpit Point Light
Front Turret Point Light
Rear Turret Point Light
Up to 4kx4k and textures suitable for closeups, Unpacked Runtime Size: 259 MB.
suitable for animations. Historical Reconstruction.
Software: Poser 7+
Compatible figures: Michael 4