X-Plane 8 And 9 Short Belfast. The Short Belfast is a heavy lift turboprop freighter built by Short Brothers at Belfast. Only 10 were built for the British Royal Air Force with the designation Short Belfast C. 1. The prototype Belfast first flew on 5 January 1964. Thanks to Dataroots for the sound files. Thanks also to scooter for the pilot figures and to Ho-Hun for custom instruments. By Jacques Brault.