Sopwith Dragon Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1918
Type: Biplane Fighter
National Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer(s): Sopwith Aviation Company - United Kingdom
Production Total: 200
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 21.65 feet (6.6 meters)
Overall Width: 31.07 feet (9.47 meters)
Overall Height: 9.84 feet (3.00 meters)
Weight (MTOW): 2,138 lb (970 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x ABC Dragonfly IA radial piston engine developing 360 horsepower while driving a two-bladed propeller in the nose.
Maximum Speed: 149 mph (240 kph; 130 knots)
Service Ceiling: 24,934 feet (7,600 meters; 4.72 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
2 x 0.303 (7.7mm) Vickers machine guns in fixed, forward-firing position over the nose.
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
"Dragon" - Base Series Name; based on the original Sopwith Snipe biplane fighter; 200 examples completed.