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"Sopwith" "Triplane". A photo. Characteristics
"Sopwith" "Triplane". A photo. Characteristics

"Sopwith" "Triplane". A photo. Characteristics


United Kingdom

A type: Single single-engine fighter triplane

Crew: one pilot

To build the replacement aircraft "Dad," the aircraft "Triplane" due to its additional wing has excellent speed climb and significantly improved maneuverability. In fact, when this type debuted in the fighting in parts of the Air Service of the Royal Navy in February 1917 years, Triplane aircraft could easily overtake in climb any aircraft operated on both sides of the front line.

In addition to serving in the Royal Navy aircraft parts "Triplane" I was also ordered Royal Flying Corps, but the deal was canceled in the early spring of the year 1917, and the housing replaced all of its fighters "Sopwith" on the SPAD 7 planes originally intended for the Royal Navy Air Service. This agreement subsequently resulted in the fact that the planned "Triplane" production aircraft was rapidly reduced and complete release of 150 aircraft. Nevertheless, the car, when she finally met the enemy, impressed - so much so that the German high command immediately ordered its manufacturers to produce triplane to counteract this fighter of "Sopwith".

The most famous of German triplanov was a plane "Fokker» Dr I. began to be replaced by aircraft "Camel" Since July 1917 the aircraft "Triplane". Two authentic aircraft "Triplane" is still there on the static display (One aircraft on display is the Air Force Museum in Monino near Moscow.), At the same time in the UK, you can find two flying replicas.


"Sopwith" "Triplane". A photo.


Basic data


  • Length: 5,74 m
  • Wingspan: 8,08 m
  • Height: 3,20 m


Flight duration: 2,75 hours

Power point: "Clerjus" 9V

Power: 130 l. from. (96,6 kW)

On right: Just as the plane "Dad," the aircraft "Triplane" from the Shuttleworth Collection honored to wear the insignia Fighter Aviation Service of the Royal Navy, this time 8-th Aircraft Wing.

The weight:

  • BLANK: 450 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 642 kg


Date of first flight: 28 May 1916 years

The surviving airworthy modifications "Triplane"

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 187 km / h




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