|The Supermarine Walrus|
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
WWII Aircraft of the Day - The Supermarine Walrus
The Supermarine Walrus
The Supermarine Walrus was an amphibious reconnaissance aircraft which had a single engine, a fully retractable main undercarriage, completely enclosed crew accommodation and had all-metal fuselage. It had bi-plane wings and was an excellent sea-air rescue plane.
At first it had been a spotter plane and had bombed the Italian positions in East Africa.
The Supermarine Walrus was later used as a rescue plane and a dive bomber.
It had even been "looped" by an enthusiastic pilot.