|Barry, 12.04.2016 13:31|
The Short S.90 became the 166 when six of them entered Royal Navy service aboard H.M.S. Ark Royal and inherited the number "166" by way of the then naval practise of giving the type the last sequential serial number; hence 161 - 166. Straight forward enough, after all this would be the same admiralty that would go on an order such aircraft as the Roc, Fulmar, and Barracuda! A further 20 Short 166's were built by Westland.