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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| ENGINE||1 x Bentley B.R.2, 170kW|
| Take-off weight||917 kg||2022 lb|
| Empty weight||595 kg||1312 lb|
| Wingspan||9.2 m||30 ft 2 in|
| Length||6.0 m||20 ft 8 in|
| Height||2.9 m||10 ft 6 in|
| Wing area||25.2 m2||271.25 sq ft|
| Max. speed||194 km/h||121 mph|
| Ceiling||5950 m||19500 ft|
| ARMAMENT||2 x 7.62mm machine-guns, 4 x 9kg bombs|
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