Sopwith Snipe




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Specifications

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Year Deployed:
fighter/bomber
one
Bentley
230 hp
1,300 lbs.
2,000 lbs. lbs.
2- 7.7 mm
4- 25 lbs. ea.
19 ft. 9 in.
30 ft. 1 in.
85 mph
120 mph
1,050 fpm
19,500 feet
300 miles
9/12/17
1918

 





 

Sopwith Snipe
Sopwith Snipe

The Sopwith Snipe was deployed to front line units just two months before the end of World War One. The aircraft, made in Great Britain, were equipped with electronic cockpit heating and oxygen.

Although the Sopwith Snipe was not the fastest aircraft of the time, it possessed an excellent climb rate and was highly maneuverable. Pilots appreciated the forgiving handling characteristics of the aircraft, and were confident of the qualities of the aircraft when encountering the enemy.

After the war the Sopwith Snipe went on to become the primary British RAF fighter aircraft and served through 1926.

Over 2,000 Sopwith Snipe aircraft were produced.

RC Sopwith Snipe
RC Sopwith Snipe

The RC Sopwith Snipe for sale from Aerodrome has a wingspan of 41 1/2 in. Suggested power is an AXI 2217/20 motor swinging a 12 x 6 prop. Kurt Bengtson designed the balsa and plywood kit. Aerodrome has a short kit or plans.

Cleveland Model & Supply has plans for a number of RC Sopwith Snipe airplanes. Wingspans are 31", 46" 61" and 92".

The RC Sopwith Snipe from CD-Scaledesign has a wingspan of 62 in. Materials used in its construction are balsa and plywood. Recommended power is an O.S. FS-60 engine.

 




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