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"Sopwith" "Dad." A photo. Characteristics
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"Sopwith" "Dad." A photo. Characteristics

"Sopwith" "Dad." A photo. Characteristics

 

United Kingdom

A type: Single single-engine biplane fighter

Crew: one pilot

Based on the aircraft 1-1 / 2- «Strattera» (Strutter) of "Sopwith" (the first real two-seater fighter Royal Summer shells), significantly reduced single-seater "Dad" was initially known as the Scout. Nevertheless, due to its small size and more family resemblance to the plane Strutter he quickly got the nickname "Dad» (Pup - Puppy) - a title that eventually became official. Order with Royal Summer bodies and aviation service of the Royal Navy (RNAS), the first planes "Dad" got on the Western Front in September 1916 years and remained in front-line service until until late in the summer of next year have not been replaced aircraft deliveries SE5a and "Camel".

Eventually the aircraft was built 1770 "Dad", this type continue to build and 1918 year to meet the needs of national defense fighters to fight the raid by German bombers and airship "Zeppelin". In addition to operating airfields in the land part of the aviation service of the Royal Navy a number of aircraft "Dad" was used on three aircraft carriers of the Royal Air Force since the beginning of 1917 years prior to the war. Two poluoriginalnyh aircraft "Dad" now contained in the Airworthiness: one of them - with the number N6181 to Shuttleworth Collection - was transformed into a double civil aircraft "Sopwith" "Dove." Two replicas also make regular flights.

"Sopwith" "Dad." Photo.
 

Basic data

Dimensions:

  • Length: 5,89 m
  • Wingspan: 8,08 m
  • Height: 2,87 m

 

Flight duration: 3 hours

Power point: "Ron" 9S

Power: 80 l. from. (59,6 kW)

The weight:

  • BLANK: 357 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 556 kg

 

Date of first flight: February 1918 years

On right: The plane "Dad" from the Shuttleworth Collection painted by the distinctive pattern 3-aircraft Squadron of the Royal Navy Air Service for the war period.

The surviving airworthy modifications: "Dad"

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 179 km / h

 

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