United Kingdom (1918)
The Sopwith Snipe was an evolved form of the successful war-winning Sopwith Camel design - though not appearing until the final weeks of World War 1.
Detailing the development and operational history of the Sopwith Snipe Single-Seat Biplane Fighter Aircraft. Entry last updated on 11/9/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Externally, the Snipe took on the basic design of the Camel with a traditional biplane wing structure, fixed landing gear and single pilot seating. Armament consisted of two 7.7mm synchronized machine guns firing in a fixed-forward position. Where the Snipe stood out above its predecessor was internally, featuring an all-new more powerful engine, integrated oxygen and heating systems allowing the aircraft to fly higher and with a better straight-line speed. Power for the Snipe was derived from a Bentley B.R.2 rotary piston engine, delivering some 230 horsepower.
The Sopwith Snipe would go on to become the Thomas Sopwith firms last production aircraft by conflicts end. Nearly 500 examples would be produced and would serve in some capacity up until 1927.
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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
This entry's maximum listed speed (121mph).
Graph average of 112.5 miles-per-hour.
Relative Operational Ranges
Graph showcases the Sopwith 7F.1's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.