The Short Sunderland served during World War II flying long range patrols protecting convoys and seeking out enemy submarines.
After the war it served with several air forces before being phase out in the 1960s.
The Sunderland was ordered in 1933, flew for the first time in October 1937 and entered service in December 1938.
They flew long range maritime sorties with the RAF for the entire war in several versions, the final one being the Mark.V that entered service in March 1944.
They also flew with Australian, New Zealand and South African air forces and with the French Aeronavale from 1945 to 1960.
This model represents a Sunderland of Escadrille de Servitude 50 S at Ban Lanvedoc-Poulmic, 1960
Airfix 1/72 kit Carpena decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in February 2004.