The Canadian Vickers Varuna
was a Canadian flying-boat
of the 1920s built by Canadian Vickers
It was a twin-engined, unequal-span biplane. The hull was of wood and the rest of the structure was a frame of steel tube.
Design and development
The Varuna was developed in response to an Royal Canadian Air Force
requirement for a flying-boat to transport men and equipment to forest fires. It was a large-scale twin-engined version of the Vedette
Most Varunas spent their service in Manitoba
operating in their intended role.
All Varuna IIs were withdrawn in 1930. The only Varuna I was struck off in 1932
Specifications (Varuna II)