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Walrus, British Reconnaissance Seaplane


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Supermarine Walrus (Seagull V)


Specifications:


Crew

3-4

Dimensions

45'10" by 37'2" by 15'4"
13.97m by 11.35m by 4.65m

Wing area

610 square feet
56.67 square meters

Weight

4900-7200 lbs
2200-3300 kg

Maximum speed      

135 mph
217 km/h

Service ceiling

17,090 feet
2,210 meters

Range

600 miles
966 km

Armament

1 Vickers "K" gun (nose)

1 Vickers "K" gun (dorsal)

Bomb load

760 lbs

345 kg

Power plant

One 775 HP Bristol Pegasus VI radial engine

Production A total of 740 aircraft between 1936 and 1944
Variants A  number were fitted with ASV radar.


The Walrus was a catapult-launched reconnaissance seaplane which served throughout the Second World War. It operated from shore bases as well as large warships.

References

Fleet Air Arm Archive (accessed 2008-11-11)



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