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A Royal Air Force Short Belfast preparing to land somewhere.

The Short Belfast (or Shorts Belfast) is a heavy lift turboprop freighter that was built by British manufacturer Short Brothers at Belfast. Some were built for the Royal Air Force with the designation Short Belfast C.1; it was the largest aircraft that the British military had ever operated up to that time.

The Belfast was notable for being only the second aircraft type to be built equipped with autoland blind landing equipment.

Besides the RAF, the aircraft is also used by the cargo airline HeavyLift Cargo Airlines.


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