Sopwith Snipe
1917
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Sopwith Snipe

The Sopwith Snipe was the RAF's standard single-seat fighter of the post-World War I period until replaced by the Gloster Grebe and Armstrong Whitworth Siskin in 1923. A squadron comprised the fighter element of the force which took over responsibility of policing in Iraq from October 1922, in the famous 'air control' operations. However it had first appeared in early 1918 and by the Armistice was in service with several squadrons.

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Sopwith SnipeA three-view drawing (1280 x 960)


Specification 
 CREW1
 ENGINE1 x Bentley B.R.2, 170kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight917 kg2022 lb
    Empty weight595 kg1312 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan9.2 m30 ft 2 in
    Length6.0 m20 ft 8 in
    Height2.9 m10 ft 6 in
    Wing area25.2 m2271.25 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed194 km/h121 mph
    Ceiling5950 m19500 ft
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.62mm machine-guns, 4 x 9kg bombs

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