Sopwith Baby

Naval Fighter / Bomber

Sopwith Baby N2078 8214 / 8215 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Sopwith Baby is a single-engine single-seat fighter and bomber biplane floatplane aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Sopwith Aviation Company. The seaplane Sopwith Baby was used by the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS).
The Sopwith Baby is a development of the Sopwith Schneider, which itself is a development of the Sopwith Tabloid.
Propulsion1 Rotary Engine
Engine ModelClerget Type 9B
Engine Power82 kW110 hp
Speed163 km/h88 kts
  101 mph
Service Ceiling3.048 m10.000 ft
Range300 km162 NM
186 mi.
Empty Weight557 kg1.228 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight778 kg1.715 lbs
Wing Span7,82 m25 ft 8 in
Wing Area22,3 m240 ft
Length7,01 m22 ft 12 in
Height3,05 m10 ft 0 in
First Flight1914
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 700
Developed fromSopwith Tabloid
Data for (Version)Sopwith Baby

[Photo-ID: 1129] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Sopwith Baby, , N2078, c/n 8214 / 8215, Karsten Palt, 2008Sopwith
Reg.: N2078
c/n: 8214 / 8215
Composite aircraft, last surviving
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]
[Photo-ID: 1164] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Sopwith Tabloid, , 168, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Sopwith
Reg.: 168
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]