Saunders-Roe Supermarine Sea Otter

Saunders-Roe Supermarine Sea Otter

The Supermarine Sea Otter amphibian aircraft were bought from the UK manufacturer to be used for air/sea rescue duties. They were initially embarked in the aircraft carrier HMASSydney but were not deployed when the ship sailed for duties in Korea. They were withdrawn from service in 1953.

Manufacturer: Saunders-Roe Ltd
Type: carrier-borne air-sea rescue amphibian aircraft
Delivered: 3 aircraft, 1948
Crew: three or four
Engine: one 855 hp Bristol Mercury XXX
Speed: 154 mph
Range: 837 miles
Armament: 2 x Vickers K guns amidships, 1 x Vickers K gun bow, 4 x 250 lb bombs
Withdrawn: 1953