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Sopwith Wallaby

Wallaby

National origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Sopwith Aviation Company
First flight: 1919
Primary user: Australian Aerial Services
Number built: 1

The Sopwith Wallaby was a British single-engined long-range biplane built during 1919 by Sopwith Aviation Company at Kingston-on-Thames.

Development

The Wallaby was designed to compete in an Australian government 10,000 prize for an England to Australia flight. It was a single-engined biplane powered by a Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engine. It had an open cockpit with two seats that could be retracted inside the enclosed cabin.

Operational history

The Wallaby registered G-EAKS departed Hounslow on the 21 October 1919 for Australia. On 17 April 1920 it crashed on the island of Bali in the Dutch East Indies. It was shipped to Australia and re-built as an 8-seater transport and was used by Australian Aerial Services.

Operator

Australia

Australian Aerial Services

Specifications

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 31 ft 6 in ( m)
Wingspan: 46 ft 6 in ( m)
Empty weight: 2780 lb ( kg)
Gross weight: 5200 lb ( kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII, 375 hp ( kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 115 mph ( km/h)
Cruise speed: 107 mph ( km/h)

Comparable aircraft

de Havilland DH.18

Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 3. London: Putnam. ISBN 0 370 10014 X.

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