HENRI FARMAN F-27 BI-PLANE PROPELLER USED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN AVIATION CORPS (SAAC) DURING THE CAMPAIGN IN GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1915

The South African Aviation Corps (SAAC) was established on 29 January 1915.  Five South African Pilots who had joined the RFC in France during 1914 were recalled to join the SAAC for deployment to German South West Africa, now known as Namibia. The SAAC was equipped with 2 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2C's and 6 Henri Farman F-27 Bi-planes.

SUPERMARINE WALRUS PROPELLER

On display is a propeller used on the Supermarine Walrus clearly illustrating the unusual arrangement of having two propellers bolted together.  This ancient looking flying boat might not seem like it belongs on a page of World War Two aircraft, but the Walrus, affectionately known as a Seagull, served throughout the World War Two until production of this aircraft ceased in 1944.  The Walrus was designed by R.J. Mitchell of the same Supermarine Company that manufactured the famous Spitfire fighter.