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Airfix A09183 Supermarine Walrus Mk.I Model B071LS8R8C

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Airfix A09183 Supermarine Walrus Mk.I Model
  • 1: 72 scale plastic scale model kit
  • Construction and painting required - To complete this kit, paint and glue are required.
  • Skill level: 3 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller)
  • L238 x W292 (mm)
  • Parts: 158
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It would be difficult to think of an aircraft design so markedly different to the sleek and elegant Spitfire, but the Super marine walrus amphibious biplane was from the hand of the same designer. Despite its somewhat ungainly appearance, the walrus proved to be an incredibly effective aircraft and flexible enough to take on a number of roles in some of the most demanding operating environments. Coming at the end of a long line of capable single-engine flying boats and amphibians, the walrus was actually the product of a royal Australian air Force requirement for an updated and more robust version of their existing Super marine amphibian, the seagull III, which had proved so successful. The new aircraft, which would become known as the seagull V, would need to have the capability to be catapult launched from royal Australian Navy cruisers, so the wooden hull of the earlier version was replaced with a strong metal design, with additional stainless steel forgings for the catapult spools and mountings. PLEASE note, box and A09183 Dimensions are shown as identical however only represent the box/package size.

Safety Warning

not appropriate for children under the age of 8

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