Sopwith Rhino Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1918
Type: Prototype Triplane Bomber
National Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer(s): Sopwith Aircraft Company - UK
Production Total: 2
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 27.66 feet (8.43 meters)
Overall Width: 33.01 feet (10.06 meters)
Overall Height: 10.93 feet (3.33 meters)
Weight (Empty): 2,205 lb (1,000 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 3,594 lb (1,630 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Beardmore Halford Pullinger (BHP) 6-cylinder, water-cooled inline piston engine developing 230 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 103 mph (166 kph; 90 knots)
Maximum Range: 27 miles (44 km)
Service Ceiling: 12,008 feet (3,660 meters; 2.27 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 400 feet-per-minute (122 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.7mm Vickers fixed, forward-firing machine gun on forward fuselage synchronized to fire through the spinning propeller blades.
1 x 7.7mm Lewis machine gun on trainable mount in rear cockpit.
Up to 450lbs of internal stores.
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Rhino - Base Series Designation; only two prototypes completed before project cancellation.