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Sopwith Type 860

Sopwith Type 860

Manufacturer: Sopwith Aviation Company
First flight: 1914
Primary user: Royal Naval Air Service
Number built: 22

The Sopwith Admiralty Type 860 was a 1910s British biplane seaplane torpedo bomber designed and built for the Admiralty by the Sopwith Aviation Company.

Design and development

First flown in December 1914 the Type 860 was two-bay unswept biplane with staggered unequal span wings. The upper wings had a strut braced extension and ailerons were fitted on all four wings It had twin strut-mounted floats under the fuselage and a float mounted under the tail and each wingtip. It was powered by a nose-mounted 225 hp (168 kW) Sunbeam Mohawk engine driving a two-bladed propeller. It had two tandem open cockpits and could carry one 810 lb (367 kg) torpedo under the fuselage.

Operators

United Kingdom

Royal Naval Air Service

Specifications

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Wingspan: 62 ft 11 in ( m)
Wing area: 790 ft ( m)

PerformanceArmament

1 x 810lb (367kg) Torpedo

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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