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Supermarine Walrus (Seagull V)
Technical Information

Background
Designed and built by Supermarine as a single engine biplane floatplane for use aboard warships as a reconassiance aircraft and as a rescue aircraft. This aircraft was the first British military aircraft to incorporate ia fully retractable undercarriage, enclosed crew cockpit and an all metal fuselage. Originally designated the Seagull V.

Technical Details (Walrus I)
Crew  Four
Engine  1 x Bristol Pegasus VI 9-cylinder air-cooled radila piston engine, 750 hp driving a four bladed fixed-pitch wooden propeller
Span  45' 10" / 13.97m
Length  37' 7" / 11.46m while parked on wheel
Height  15' 3" / 4.65m while parked on wheel
Maximum Speed  135 mph at 4,750'
Armament  2 x .303 in Vickers K machine guns, one in nose, one behind wings
Bombload  6 x 100 lb bombs or 2 x 250 lb bombs or 2 x 250 lb Mark VIII depth charges



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