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Supermarine Sea Otter

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The Sea Otter amphibious biplane was designed to replace the Walrus on reconnaissance and general duties, including air-sea rescue. It was produced before World War II and went into service with the RAF and FAA during the war. A total of 290 was built. After the war a number were modified for civil use with the normal military equipment removed. Power was provided by one 637kW Bristol Mercury 30 radial, giving a maximum level speed of 241km/h.

Engine: 1 x Bristol Mercury XXX, 638kW / 843 hp
Max take-off weight: 4530 kg / 9987 lb
Empty weight: 3080 kg / 6790 lb
Wing loading: 16.4 lb/sq.ft / 80.0 kg/sq.m
Wingspan: 14.02 m / 46 ft 0 in
Length: 12.01 m / 39 ft 5 in
Height: 4.93 m / 16 ft 2 in
Wing area: 56.67 sq.m / 609.99 sq ft
Max. speed: 130 kt / 241 km/h / 150 mph
Cruise speed: 87 kt / 161 km/h / 100 mph
Ceiling: 4875 m / 16000 ft
Range: 900-1160 km / 559 - 721 miles
Armament: 3 x .303in / 7.7mm machine-gun
Crew: 2
Payload: 2 pax

 

 


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