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Sopwith Baby (N2078)

Composite aircraft using parts of 8214 and 8215

8214

04/1916 - delivered to Central Supply Depot White City
07/1916 - transferred to Italian Government as pattern aircraft

8215

04/1916 - delivered to Central Supply Depot White City
July 1916 - transferred to Italian Government as pattern aircraft

1961 - the parts were noted with the Nash Collection at London Airport
1963 - moved with the collection to Upavon
1966 - at RNAY Fleetlands for rebuild

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Single seat scouting and bombing seaplane

Manufacturers - Sopwith Aviation Co Ltd

Power Plant - One 110hp or 130hp Clerget

Wingspan - 25ft 8ins

Length - 23ft

Height - 10ft

Weight - 1,715lbs loaded with 130hp Clerget

Max Speed - 100mph at sea level with 130hp Clerget

Range - 2hrs 15min endurance

Armament - One Lewis machine gun and provision for two 65lb bombs, Ranken darts replaced the Lewis gun on some aircraft

 


The Navy's Air War 1914-18

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