Title: Supermarine Walrus

The Supermarine Walrus first flew in 1935 when it was initially known as the Seagull Mk V. Initially designed to be carried on warships for reconnaissance, the aircraft was mainly used for air-sea rescue purposes. It was the first operational RAF aircraft to incorporate retractable undercarriage and an enclosed crew cockpit. 740 examples were built in two main versions, the Mk 1 with a metal fuselage and the Mk 2 with a wooden fuselage.

This title contains the Servicing and Descriptive Manual (AP Volume One) for the Walrus (which was too early to have a Pilot’s Manual) along with a manufacturer’s brochure issued when it was still known as the Seagull Mk V along with the Aircraft Profile for the Supermarine Walrus/Seagull. To maximise value it also includes the flight manual (titled Pilot’s Notes) for the later Sea Otter. The files have been scanned from the original manuals and retains any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • RAF Servicing and Descriptive Handbook for the Supermarine Walrus I and II (Amphibian). AP 1515A and B Volume One, 2nd Edition dated December 1937, with approx. 289 pages. (This aircraft pre-dated separate Pilots Notes.)
  • Manufacturer’s brochure for the Supermarine “Seagull” Mk V, undated with approx. 19 pages. (The Seagull Mk V was the original name for the Walrus.)
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Supermarine Sea Otter I, AP 2209A & B-PN, dated November 1944, with approx. 32 pages.
  • Aircraft Profile publication No 224 covering the Supermarine Walrus and Seagull variants, dated 1966 with 25 pages.