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Sopwith Hippo


Production Details

Design Company:

Sopwith Aviation Co

First Flight:

13 September 1917

Hippo:

2 - Sopwith

Type Specification

Applies to:

Sopwith 3F.2 Hippo

Type:

Two seat fighter

Wing:

Two bay biplane with equal span, unswept, reverse staggered wings of wooden structure. Ailerons on all four wings

Fuselage:

Box section fuselage with faired top decking filling interplane gap

Tail Unit:

Wire braced tailplane with split elevator. Single fin and rudder

Landing Gear:

Crossaxle type undercarriage mounted on V strutss attached to fuselage lower longeron. Tail skid

Power Plant:

One 200 hp Clerget 11Eb engine mounted in the nose driving a two bladed propeller

Accommodation:

Open cockpit for pilot ahead of upper wing. Gunner in open cockpit behind wing

Armament:

Two fixed forward firing Vickers guns and one Lewis gun for gunner

Dimensions

Span:

38 ft 9 in

Length:

24 ft

Height:

Unknown

Wing Area:

340 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

1,481 lb

Maximum:

2,590 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

115.5 mph at 10,000 ft

Climb:

13 min 25 sec to 10,000 ft

Service Ceiling:

18,000 ft

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

None known


Page Created: 27 June 2004

Last Update: 27 June 2004

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