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Sopwith Grasshopper

Grasshopper

National origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Sopwith Aviation Company
First flight: 1920
Number built: 1

The Sopwith Grasshopper was a British two-seat touring biplane built by the Sopwith Aviation and Engineering Company at Kingston-on-Thames in 1919.

Development

The Grasshopper was a conventional two-seat open-cockpit biplane, with a nose-mounted 100hp (75kW) Anzani engine. Only one aircraft was built, registered G-EAIN, and obtained its Certificate of Airworthiness in March 1920. It passed through a number of private operators until 1929 when the Certificate was not renewed.

Specifications

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General characteristics

Crew: 1
Capacity: 1
Length: 23 ft 1 in (7.04 m)
Wingspan: 33 ft 1 in (10.09 m)
Height: 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)
Wing area: 312 ft (30.0 m)
Gross weight: 1670 lb (758 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Anzani 10, 100 hp (75 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 90 mph (144 km/h)

Bibliography

Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 3. London: Putnam. ISBN 0 370 10014 X.
Robertson, Bruce (1970). Sopwith-The Man and his Aircraft. Letchworth, UK: Air Review. ISBN 0 900 435 15 1.

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