Supermarine Sea Otter Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Supermarine Aviation Works (Vickers) Ltd

First Flight:

29 September 1938

Sea Otter:

2 - Supermarine

Sea Otter I:

250 - Saunders-Roe

Sea Otter ASR.II:

40 - Saunders-Roe

Type Specification

Applies to:

Supermarine Sea Otter I

Type:

Single engined amphibian flying boat

Wing:

Equal span single bay biplane. Wing structure consists of two stainless steel spars, and a subsidiary structure of spruce and three-ply. Plywood leading edge and fabric covering

Hull:

Flat sided single step hull of anodically treated aluminium alloy

Tail Unit:

Monoplane type. Tailplane carried on top of fin built integral with hull. Tailplane elevators and rudder built of stainless steel spars and wooden ribs with fabric covering

Landing Gear:

Retractable type. In raised position wheels are housed in recesses in underside of lower wing

Power Plant:

One 965 hp Bristol Mercury XXX

Accommodation:

Crew of four

Armament:

One Vickers gun forward and twin Vickers guns aft. Bomb load of four 250 lb bombs beneath the lower wings

Dimensions

Span:

46 ft

Length:

39 ft 10.75 in

Height:

15 ft 1.5 in

Wing Area:

610 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

6,805 lb

Loaded:

10,000 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

163 mph

Initial Rate of Climb:

870 ft/min

Service Ceiling:

17,000 ft

Normal Range:

690 miles

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Aircraft/SeaOtter.htm