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British Specification 14 & 15/38 (Bristol 154, GAL-40, Shorts S.32)

Hood

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That's a nice bit of digging.
I'd never come across that directory, looks a very interesting and useful site.
 

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Nice find Schneiderman.
 

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Can't help thinking that Shorts flying boat experience was making too much of a penalty in terms of the internal layout.
Even allowing for Imperial Airway's lavish tastes and the fact that lounges etc. could still be found on American large airliners until 1970 (747), the space required for 12 passengers seems rather excessive. So does the flight deck, there is acres of workspace for the navigator, radio oeprator and engineering and even a rest station/bunk, which seems lavish.
The competing Airspeed and Folland designs seem more like a 'cram-em-in' approach with a respectable passenger capacity and perhaps some chance of operating at an economic level.
 

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There's some truth in that. Gouge felt that he had a winning formula from the Empire flying boats and stuck with it as long as he could. His initial design for what became the Stirling was rejected on the grounds that it was too much derived from a flying boat.
Then on the other hand spec. 14/38 for the long-range trans-Atlantic airliner only specified a payload of 7500lbs, a recognition of the range v payload limitations of that era.
 

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Hi! Fairey FC.1.

http://aviadejavu.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft21745.htm

https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/unknown-aircraft-that-could-have-been-great.369745/page-8

Wikipedia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairey_FC1
 

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Short S.32 model and larger three side view drawing.

http://aviadejavu.ru/Site/Arts/Art3408.htm

Wikipedia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_S.32
 

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GAL.40 larger three side view drawing.
 

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