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Sopwith Two-Seat Scout

Sopwith Two-Seat Scout

Manufacturer: Sopwith Aviation Company
First flight: 1914
Primary user: Royal Naval Air Service
Number built: 24

The Sopwith Two-Seat Scout (or Type 880) was a 1910s British biplane Anti-Zeppelin scout biplane designed and built for the Admiralty by the Sopwith Aviation Company. It was nicknamed the Spinning Jenny due to a tendency to enter a spin.

Design and development

First flown in November 1914 the Two-Seat Scout was developed from the Type 807 seaplane. It was two-bay unswept biplane with equal span wings and ailerons fitted on all four wings and a braced tailplabe and a single rudder. It had a fixed tailskid landing gear with a cross-axle type main gear with twin wheels carried on vee legs under the fuselage. It was powered by a nose-mounted 100 hp (75 kW) Gnome Monosoupape rotary engine driving a two-bladed propeller. It had two tandem open cockpits and could carry small bombs under the fuselage.


United Kingdom

Royal Naval Air Service


General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 27 ft 6 in ( m)
Wingspan: 36 ft 6 in ( m)
Height: 8 ft 8 in ( m)
Wing area: 440 ft ( m)
Empty weight: 1160 lb ( kg)
Gross weight: 1800 lb ( kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Gnome Monosoupape nine-cylinder air-cooled rotary engine, 100 hp (75 kW)


Maximum speed: 69 mph ( km/h)
Endurance: 3 hours 30 min

Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. pp. 2940.

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