Coded 'P-for-Peter', JM673 was painted in a non-standard black colour scheme for use in dawn and dusk attacks on enemy shipping in the Bay of Bengal, but retained standard blue/off-white SEAC national insignia. Equipped with ASV radar, JM673 lacked a mid-upper gun turret in order to save weight and eliminate drag. The aircraft was the personal mount of Squadron OC, Wg. Cdr. Dundas K. Bednall and was lost while being flown by Sqn. Ldr. KV Ingham RAAF after Bednall had been posted away. It was watched on radar as it headed directly into a massive cyclone off the Ceylonese coast and promptly disappeared.
Short Sunderland III 'Black Peter'
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Corgi Diecast Models Short Sunderland III 'Black Peter'
JM673/P 230 Squadron, Koggala, Ceylon, October 1944
Scale 1/144 Wing Span 9.44"
This model is made of diecast metal and comes with a stand.