Sopwith Sparrow Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Sopwith Aviation Co

First Flight:

Autumn 1915

Hawker Runabout:

1 - Sopwith

Sparrow:

4 - Sopwith

Type Specification

Applies to:

Sopwith Sparrow

Type:

Scout developed from aircraft designed for Harry Hawker

Wing:

Single bay biplane with unswept, equal span, staggered wings. Wooden structure with fabric covering. Lateral control by wing warping

Fuselage:

Fuselage of square section mounted on lower wing of wooden structure with fabric covering

Tail Unit:

Braced tailplane with split elevator. Single fin and rudder

Landing Gear:

Cross axle type supported on V struts attached to fuselage lower longeron. Tail skid

Power Plant:

One 50 hp Gnome engine in nose driving a two bladed wooden propeller

Accommodation:

Single seat for pilot in open cockpit under upper wing

Dimensions

Span:

26 ft 9 in

Length:

19 ft

Height:

Unknown

Wing Area:

Unknown

Weights

Empty:

Unknown

Performance

Speed:

Unknown

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

None known