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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.

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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 (Typical): 3 or 4
Overall Length: 37.57 feet (11.45 meters)
Overall Width: 45.83 feet (13.97 meters)
Overall 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



Propulsion: 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



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

OPTIONAL:
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.