The RNAS sought to acquire a large land-based bomber and the Short Type 184
was adapted in the form of the Short Bomber
. The plane started with the Type 184 fuselage, but stability was improved with a longer fuselage and this change was made soon after the first production planes arrived. The wings were different from the start, adding a bay to extend them for greater lifting power. Later production planes upgraded from the Type 184's original 225hp Sunbeam engine to the 250hp Rolls-Royce Eagle.
At least fifteen Short Bombers were transferred to the RFC around the time of the Somme Offensive in summer 1916. By early 1917 the Short Bombers were starting to be phased out because the Handley-Page O/100
carried a much larger bomb-load.
This model comes in both 1:144 and 1:285/6mm/1:288 scales. At 1:285 in Frosted Detail, a detachable, translucent propeller disk is included, which you can use or discard as you prefer.
For more details and gaming info, see https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/Short_Bomber