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|The picture shows two views of this Old Kellogg's PEP Cereal Prize British Short Sunderland Paper Toy Airplane. This airplane is not dated but it is believed to be from the 1940s or 1950s. It is marked on the two sides as follows:|
BRITISH SHORT ''SUNDERLAND''
The airplane measures 6-3/8'' wide by 4-3/4'' long. It appears to be in good used condition with some creasing as pictured. There are slots for pontoons to go on the wings but they are missing from the plane. Below here, for reference, is some additional information on this particular airplane:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Role: Military flying boat bomber
Manufacturer: Short Brothers
First flight: 16 October 1937
Retired: RAF:1959; RNZAF:1967
PrimaryÊusers: Royal Air Force, French Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force
Produced: 1938 - 1946
Number built: 777
Variants: Short Sandringham, Short Seaford
The Short S.25 Sunderland was a British flying boat patrol bomber developed for the Royal Air Force (RAF) by Short Brothers. It took its service name from the town (latterly, city) and port of Sunderland in northeast England. Based in part upon the S.23 Empire flying boat, the flagship of Imperial Airways, the S.25 was extensively re-engineered for military service. It was one of the most powerful and widely used flying boats throughout the Second World War, and was involved in countering the threat posed by German U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic. RAF Sunderlands also saw service throughout the Korean War and continued in service until 1959. Sunderlands remained in service with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) until 1967. Sunderlands converted for civil use, known as Short Sandringhams, continued in airline operation until 1974. A single airworthy example remains on display in Florida.
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