Supermarine Walrus

Reconnaissance / SAR Amphibious Biplane

Supermarine Walrus I, ex Irish Army Air Corps, Reg. L2301, c/n C3/21840, Fleet A © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Supermarine Walrus is a single-engine amphibious reconnaissance aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Supermarine Aviation Works (Vickers) Ltd. The Walrus was also used for SAR (search- and rescue) missions.
The Walrus is a development of the Supermarine Seagull and initially designated Seagull V. It was is service with the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force (RAF), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) and the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN).
Crew3 / 4
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelBristol Pegasus VI
Engine Power559 kW750 hp
Speed217 km/h117 kts
  135 mph
Service Ceiling2.210 m7.250 ft
Range967 km522 NM
601 mi.
Empty Weight2.223 kg4.900 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.266 kg7.200 lbs
Wing Span13,97 m45 ft 10 in
Wing Area56,7 m610 ft
Length11,35 m37 ft 3 in
Height4,65 m15 ft 3 in
First Flight21.06.1933
Production Statusout of production
Total Production746
Developed fromSupermarine Seal II / Seagull
Data for (Version)Supermarine Walrus Mk.I

[Photo-ID: 1125] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Supermarine Walrus I, Irish Air Corps, L2301, c/n C3/21840, Karsten Palt, 2008Supermarine
Walrus I
Irish Air Corps
Reg.: L2301
c/n: C3/21840
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]