PHOTO RECON ARCHIVE

 

Base censors have approved the release of Photographic Reconnaissance mission images.

 

 

 

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Walrus at RAF Hendon. Pencil sketch by Ken Farmer.

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A Vickers Supermarine Walrus caricature from EA Wren’s 1942 booklet “Oddentification.” So many things right about this drawing. 1) The cool pipe-smoking pilot; 2) The forward observer with telescope; 3) The scowling rear observer reluctantly helping the enemy; and 4) the Heil Hitler-ing Nazi Bf-109 pilot being saved from the Channel.

Vickers Supermarine Walrus Amphibian Flying Boat -- wings stowed.

Vickers Supermarine Walrus — wings stowed.

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Supermarine Walrus assuming a posture to winched onboard a vessel. Note both fore and aft hatches are secured yet the pilot’s canopy slides wide open up top. A versatile unsung workhorse of recon, spotting and ASR.

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Walrus side view showing Vickers K-GO at bow and aft.