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Short S-45A Solent Mk III
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Original Photographs by Oliver Evans
Fantastic (!) IrfanView Images Bruce Ecker
Solent Cut-Away Lance Lobo - adapted by Bryan Ribbans aka SEAWINGS
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EXTERIOR
   
ENGINE MOUNTING
 
WING FLAPS
 
WING FLOATS
BEACHING GEAR
   
COCKPIT
 
BEHIND COCKPIT
 
HULL INTERIOR
   
FORWARD NOSE
     
CABIN GALLEY
   
PASSENGER CABIN
 
SEAWINGS SPECIAL Look-Around
Images set-up and taken, then graciously provided to SEAWINGS by: Bruce Ecker

And now for something completely different...!

Courtesy of our 'specialist photo-image technophobe' correspondent Bruce Ecker from the USA comes this amazing photographic treat! This is staggeringly excellent work, something I personally have not seen before to this fantastic high detail standard, just simply stunning.! It places the viewer right there and, in our case here inside the Short Solent Mk.III 'City of Cardiff'..!

Bruce owns very specialist super high-quality digital photo equipment that, through its technical expertise, allows him to take what can best be described as a 'walk-around 360 deg image BUT both to the left and right AND vertically as well. When viewed using an up-to-date image viewing program such as Irfanview it allows the viewer to look at every part of the image AND allows zooming-in for really close-looks at, in our case here, all the equipment and hull detail. Wow..!

How to view these images:

You should be able to view these images without doing anything, as your pc will most likely have a modern image viewing program on its hard-drive that will recognise the particular image type (.swf) and just 'magically' display them. On the other hand you may not, and you could just be looking at seven grey squares. If that is the case then you need to download an image program that can handle these .swf images.

In this case, I suggest you go to the Irfanview website (http://www.irfanview.com/) and download the Irfanview viewer, using the Download icon on the left sidebar. Also, at the same time download the PlugIns using the icon just below the download one, and install all the plugins. (Irfanview specifically requires the 'flash 9' plugin to view).

There is nothing too 'funky' here, Irfanview is a 'standard' image viewing, enhancing and manipulating program albeit very powerful, and anyone with a decent pc interested in photo image work will find it extremely useful for all image (photo) work once installed, and it is free.

Once downloaded, Irfanview's plugins will automatically find these 7 images below and you will be able to view and zoom in all of them from the image locations on this page and are you in for a treat..!

If you have any issues, please contact SEAWINGS and I will do my best to assist you. As of right now it works for me 'as is', both on my home pc and other remote pc's around the World I've checked it on, so it should work for you. Enjoy!

My most grateful thanks goes to Bruce for allowing me to 'borrow' one of his very, very special image sets for your viewing pleasure. For a real visual treat, check out his stunning image 'look-around' website here.

Now, sit back and enjoy the results of Bruce's obvious skills; Click on each image, hold down the left-mouse button and drag mouse around image to navigate....

COCKPIT Look-Around
NAVIGATORS POSITION Look-Around
UPPER CABIN  Look-Around
LOWER CABIN  Look-Around
AFT CABIN LOUNGE Look-Around
LADIES POWDER ROOM Look-Around
No. 2 HOLD Look-Around