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The Invergordon Archive

Westland Walrus
The Invergordon Archive
Westland Walrus

The Westland Walrus had an extra cockpit for the Observer/Radio Operator behind the Air Gunner. The aircrraft has a ventral pannier so that the Observer could lie in the prone position to observe ships and submarines. The undercarriage was jettisonable and air bottles could inflate two floats in the event of ditching. Hydrovanes helped to prevent an aircraft 'submarining' if it ditched.

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Picture added on 12 November 2010 at 11:41
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Novar Airfield
Hello John,
I have a log book which has references to Novar in the 1920s. Also one of your photos I believe is mentioned in the book. Perhaps you could get in touch.

Added by Derek Deacon on 17 November 2011
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Novar Airfield

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