Supermarine Walrus

Supermarine Walrus

August 19, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Supermarine Walrus was a single engine amphibious reconnaissance seaplane designed by RJ Mitchell, of Spitfire fame. It was originally designed for the Royal Australian Navy and designated the Seagull V, although it had little […]

Heinkel He114

Heinkel He114

August 13, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Heinkel He114 was designed as a warship based reconnaissance and artillery spotting aircraft, which was intended to replace the company’s previous He60 aircraft that was standard in the Kriegsmarine at the time. Although the […]

Arado Ar196

Arado Ar196

August 11, 2015 PE Matt 0

The He114 was regarded as a failed design, due to its poor sea handling capability and that fact that its performance was not much better than previous types. Several firms were invited to put forward […]

Lt Kunihiro Iwaka’s E8N Type 95 floatplane

May 13, 2015 PE Matt 0

On February 24th, 1938, floatplanes from the seaplane tenders Notoro and Kinugasa Maru attacked Nanhsiung, in Kwangtung (Guangdong) Province, China. One the the E8Ns, piloted by Lt Kunihiro Iwaka, was severally damaged by Chinese Gloster […]

Nakajima E8N Type 95 “Dave”

March 9, 2015 PE Matt 0

Designed as a replacement for the E4N Type 90, the Nakajima E8N was a derivative of this older plane but featured a more powerful engine, slimmer wings, and a taller tail. A prototype was entered […]