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Supermarine Walrus

5,641 FredDeane  5 months ago
Auto Credit Based on Othawne's Game Key / Bi-Plane Challenge! (CLOSED)

The Supermarine Walrus (originally known as the Supermarine Seagull V) was a British single-engine amphibious biplane reconnaissance aircraft designed by R. J. Mitchell and first flown in 1933. Designed for use as a fleet spotter to be catapult launched from cruisers or battleships, the Walrus was later employed in other roles, notably as a rescue aircraft for aircrew in the sea. The Walrus continued in service throughout the Second World War, with the Fleet Air Arm (FAA), Royal Air Force (RAF), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). It was the first British squadron-service aircraft to incorporate in one airframe a fully retractable main undercarriage, completely enclosed crew accommodation and all-metal fuselage


General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Game Key / Bi-Plane Challenge! (CLOSED)
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 66.5ft (20.3m)
  • Length 54.0ft (16.4m)
  • Height 19.8ft (6.0m)
  • Empty Weight 19,050lbs (8,641kg)
  • Loaded Weight 23,311lbs (10,574kg)


  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.231
  • Wing Loading 21.4lbs/ft2 (104.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,087.6ft2 (101.0m2)
  • Drag Points 25545


  • Number of Parts 503
  • Control Surfaces 0