About Short Sunderland
A British flying boat that was nicknamed by the Germans the Flying Porcupine, the Short Sunderland was originally developed for patrolling and rescue in the 1930s. This was the first flying boat to have a significant number of gun turrets, which meant that it could defend itself as well. The Short Sunderland was capable of staying in the air for up to 16 hours, which made it very useful in the years leading up to World War II and beyond. Those who wish to remember this unique aircraft can do so with a Short Sunderland model that is available for purchase on eBay. These models come in several different forms and are available in new or used condition and even with free delivery from some of eBay's Top-rated Sellers.