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Fotogalleri af en Supermarine Hvalros, 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. It was operated by the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) and also served with the 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
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The Supermarine Walrus was a single-engine amphibious biplane designed by Reginald Mitchell and used for maritime reconnaissance. It was operated by the Fleet Air Arm and also served with the Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Navy and Royal New Zealand Air Force. It was the first British aircraft to have a fully retractable landing gear, a fully enclosed cockpit and a fully metal fuselage. It was launched by catapults from ships and could carry bombs and depth charges.
It had a Bristol Pegasus VI radial engine mounted in a nacelle under the upper wing and a four-blade propeller in pusher configuration. It had a wingspan of 14 m, a length of 10.2 m, a height of 4.6 m and a maximum speed of 215 km/h. It had two or three Vickers K machine guns for armament. It was nicknamed “Shagbat” or “Steam-pigeon” by its crews. It was produced from 1933 to 1944 and a total of 740 Walruses were built in three variants: the metal-hulled Seagull V and Walrus I, and the wooden-hulled Walrus II.
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