Sopwith Sociable Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Sopwith Aviation Co

First Flight:

17 February 1914

Sociable:

1 - Sopwith

Type Specification

Applies to:

Sopwith Sociable

Type:

Twin seat aircraft

Wing:

Two bay biplane. Unswept, staggered and equal span. Wooden structure with fabric covering. Ailerons on all four wings

Fuselage:

Wooden girder structure with fabric covering mounted on lower wing

Tail Unit:

Braced tailplane with split elevators with single rudder

Landing Gear:

Landing gear has twin wheels and skids attached by struts to fuselage. Tail skid

Power Plant:

One 100 hp Gnome Monosoupape nine-cylinder air-cooled rotary engine in the nose driving a two-blade propeller

Accommodation:

Single open cockpit under the upper wing with side by side seats

Dimensions

Span:

36 ft

Length:

24 ft 3 in

Height:

9 ft

Wing Area:

Unknown

Weights

Empty:

960 lb

All-up:

1,640 lb

Performance

Speed:

Unknown

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

None known