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Supermarine Walrus.

Postby TASSE » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:51 pm

The time has come the Walrus said
To talk of many things -
Of pusher-screws and Shagbats
And strutted,swept-back wings.
I'm an aeronautical wonder
and if that is not enough,
Then i've wheels that i can land on
When the sea's a bit too rough.
E.A.Wren.

The Supermarine Walrus was originally named Seagull V. and designed around an Australian specification for a fleet spotter and air-sea rescue work. Along with the Fairey Swordfish it was an outdated aircraft for the second world war, but both became indispensable during that conflict. The Walrus rescuing hundreds of downed airmen.

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The prototype Seagull V.

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L 2301.

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L 2278 on HMS Berwick.

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There were several aircraft converted for civil use after the war as well as museum examples.
Walrus L2301 being on display in the R.N.A.S. museum, Yeovilton, Somerset. There are possibly other aircraft in museums in other countries but not known to me. More info on this would be welcome.

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A Walrus at Camden N.S.W. This may be the restored aircraft that eventually flew.

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This aircraft was owned by Scottish Aviation as a passenger type. Unfortunately a photo of it in a scrap yard. Note the door cut into the starboard side and the observers window blanked out.

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This Walrus was one of three owned by United Whalers Ltd. They were G-AHFL was "Boojum", G-AHFM was"Moby Dick" and G-AHFO was"Snark". The hulls were yellow along with the fin and rudder as well as the top surface of the wings and tailplane. All undersurfaces along with the floats were silver.

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This is a cardinal sin !!

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Re: Supermarine Walrus.

Postby TASSE » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:02 pm

More info on the Walrus can be found on Profile publications No 224.

Also Another Kind of Courage. By Norman Franks.(Patrick Stephens).ISBN.1 85260 441 7.

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Re: Supermarine Walrus.

Postby sunderlandnut » Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:36 am

For more Walrus infor and photos see
http://www.adf-serials.com/2a2.shtml

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Re: Supermarine Walrus.

Postby TASSE » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:50 am

Saro built a few Walruses with wooden hulls but i dont understand why.

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Re: Supermarine Walrus.

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Re: Supermarine Walrus.

Postby dogsbody » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:13 am

I don't think they'll ever get that up to take-off speed!



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Re: Supermarine Walrus.

Postby Fred » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:34 pm

Taxiing the elephant-way ...
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Re: Supermarine Walrus.

Postby DavidLegg » Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:59 pm

TASSE wrote:More info on the Walrus can be found on Profile publications No 224.

Also Another Kind of Courage. By Norman Franks.(Patrick Stephens).ISBN.1 85260 441 7.

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...and Supermarine Walrus & Stranraer by James Kightly & Roger Wallsgrove (MMP Books) and The Supermarine Walrus by GWR Nicholl (Foulis) and Supermarine Walrus (Warpaint No 39) by Alan Hall & Ray Sturtivant :-)
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Re: Supermarine Walrus.

Postby longshot » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:30 am

Re the rather obscure sub-production of Walrus MkII aircraft by Saunders-Roe (Saro) it was done in a (woodworking?) factory in Addlestone , Surrey quite close to the Northern boundary of Vickers' Weybridge/Brooklands airfield but the Walruses were flown out of an adjacent grass strip at Chertsey Meads near the River Thames . Wood construction was chosen to conserve strategic materials I believe
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