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Sopwith Type 807

Sopwith Type 807

Manufacturer: Sopwith Aviation Company
First flight: 1914
Primary user: Royal Naval Air Service
Number built: 12

The Sopwith Admiralty Type 807 was a 1910s British biplane seaplane designed and built for the Admiralty by the Sopwith Aviation Company.

Development

First flown in November 1914 the Type 807 was two-bay unswept biplane with unequal span wings. It had twin strut-mounted floats under the fuselage and a float mounted under the tail. It was powered by a nose-mounted 100hp (75kW) Gnome Monosoupape engine. It had two tandem open cockpits with the observer in the forward cockpit under the upper wing leading edge and the pilot in the rear cockpit under the upper wing trailing edge. It was sometime referred to as the Sopwith Folder due to them being fitted with a Short Brothers designed folding mechanism for the wings.

Operators

United Kingdom

Royal Naval Air Service

Specifications

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 30 ft 9 in ( m)
Wingspan: 43 ft 6 in ( m)
Height: 11 ft 2 in ( m)
Wing area: 405 ft ( m)
Empty weight: 1580 lb ( kg)
Gross weight: 2440 lb ( kg)

Armament

Six small bombs

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.
British Aircraft Directory

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