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Supermarine Walrus.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:51 pm
by TASSE
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 Along with the Fairey Swordfish it was an outdated aircraft for the second world war, but both became indispensable during that conflict.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 !!

TASSE.

Re: Supermarine Walrus.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:02 pm
by TASSE
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.

TASSE.

Re: Supermarine Walrus.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:36 am
by sunderlandnut
For more Walrus infor and photos see
http://www.adf-serials.com/2a2.shtml

Cheers
sunderlandnut

Re: Supermarine Walrus.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:50 am
by TASSE
Saro built a few Walruses with wooden hulls but i dont understand why.

TASSE.

Re: Supermarine Walrus.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:22 pm
by WhyMe

Re: Supermarine Walrus.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:13 am
by dogsbody
I don't think they'll ever get that up to take-off speed!



Chris

Re: Supermarine Walrus.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:34 pm
by Fred
Taxiing the elephant-way ...

Re: Supermarine Walrus.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:59 pm
by DavidLegg
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.

TASSE.


...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 :-)

Re: Supermarine Walrus.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:30 am
by longshot
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
M West

Re: Supermarine Walrus.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:34 pm
by Andywis
Hello Forumites
I am new to the Forum. I am a researcher at Brooklands Museum, in the UK and am seeking information on the crash of, it is believed, a Walrus at Chertsey Meads in July 1942.
Is anybody aware of the accident which caused the fatalities of the two crew - G S Lamb and R Conway.
Tia
Andy Wis