A9 Supermarine Seagull III


Karaya 1/72 Supermarine Seagull III A9-7
HMAS Albatross 1930


by Peter Jarvis

 

Serial No

A9-7

A/C type

Supermarine Seagull III

Based at

HMAS Albatross 1930

Scheme

Battleship Grey hull and floats with V84 Silver wings and tail

Kit

1/72nd scale Karaya

Reference

  • Modelart issues 52 and 53
  • Wings Over The Sea - Ross Gillet
  • ADF Serials

 

Introduction

Supermarine Seagull III A9-7 is one of three ex-RAF Seagull II's ordered in February 1927 as spares for the other six Seagull III's in service with the RAAF. Upon arrival, all three Seagulls II's were found in excellent condition so after re-fitting the engines and upgrading to Seagull III (mainly fitting a larger radiator) they were placed in service, assisting in the mapping of the Great Barrier Reef. A9-7 served on HMAS Albatross until withdrawn and converted to components 31/7/34.

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