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  • Supermarine Walrus Air and Sea Search and Rescue Observation Amphibious Flying Boat

    The Supermarine Walrus served with a myriad of British and Commonwealth squadrons and saw approximately 740 examples delivered.

     Updated: 5/1/2015; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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    Supermarine Walrus Mk II Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 1936
    Type: Air and Sea Search and Rescue Observation Amphibious Flying Boat
    National Origin: United Kingdom
    Manufacturer(s): Supermaine - UK
    Production Total: 740

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Operating Crew: 3 or 4
    Length: 37.57 feet (11.45 meters)
    Width: 45.83 feet (13.97 meters)
    Height: 15.26 feet (4.65 meters)

    Weight (Empty): 4,901 lb (2,223 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 7,200 lb (3,266 kg)

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

    Engine(s): 1 x Bristol Pegasus V1 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engine developing 775 horsepower each.

    Maximum Speed: 124 mph (200 kph; 108 knots)
    Maximum Range: 600 miles (965 km)
    Service Ceiling: 18,504 feet (5,640 meters; 3.50 miles)
    Rate-of-Climb: 1,050 feet-per-minute (320 m/min)

    Armament / Mission Payload

    1, 2 OR 3 x 7.7mm Vickers K machine guns in bow and fuselage positions.

    Up to 500lbs (227kg) of external stores including bombs or depth charges.

    Global Operators / Customers

    Argentina; Australia; Canada; Egypt; France; Ireland; New Zealand; Soviet Union; Turkey; United Kingdom; Netherlands; Norway

    Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

    Walrus Mk I - Metal Hull

    Walrus Mk II - Wood Hull

    Seagull Mk V - Original Production Model with an all-metal hull.