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'Caledonia' takes off from Southampton on first experimental transatlantic flight

'Caledonia' takes off from Southampton on first experimental transatlantic flight.
The Imperial Airways flying boat 'Caledonia'took off from Southampton at the beginning of her first experimental transatlantic flight to Newfoundland and New York.
The 'Caledonia' is bound, first, for the Shannon base in the Irish Free State and the ocean crossing will begin from there.
Photo shows, casting off the 'Caledonia'at Southampton. Captain a S Wilcockson, the commander, can be seen in the cabin.
4 July 1937

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The Imperial Airways flying boat " Caledonia " about to take off from Southampton

The Imperial Airways flying boat " Caledonia " about to take off from Southampton on her first experimental trans Atlantic flight

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Vickers Supermarine ' Walrus ' Amphibian Flying Boat with a Bristol Pegasus engine

Vickers Supermarine ' Walrus ' Amphibian Flying Boat with a Bristol Pegasus engine .
Walrus is a single engined ( pusher ) biplane amphibian flying boat constructed almost entirely of metal , stainless and duralumin , the hull is flush riveted and the fabric covered superstructure has spars of stainless steel .
It is designed for service with naval cruisers and aircraft carriers for reconnaissance , fleet spotting , photographic and training purposes .
A retractable undercarriage , hydraulically operated , provides for landing on an aerodrome or on the sea . In the raised position the wheels are housed in recesses in the bottom main planes .
Walrus will be carried by vessels equipped with catapult launching gear . It was the first military aircraft with a retractable undercarriage to be adopted by the Royal Air Force and the first amphibian aircraft to be catapulted with full military load . Slinging gear is provided for hoisting on board on the conclusion of a flight .
The pilot and observor have a clear field of view , unrestricted by floats or wings from the forward enclosed cockpit .
For stowage purposes the wings can be easily and quickly folded .
A production order for the Fleet Air Arm for the Royal Navy has been received . The same type known as ' Seagull ' V , has been supplied to the Royal Australian Air Force .
18 June 1936

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