Sopwith Baby

The Sopwith Baby was a small single-seat seaplane designed for operation from naval vessels. Equipped with floats, it had to be lowered into the water for takeoff, and then retrieved after landing.


Type:   scouting seaplane
Entered service:   1917
Crew:   1
Wing span:   7.82 m
Length:   7.01 m
Weight (loaded):   778 kg
Ceiling:   2,316 m
Endurance:   2.25 hours
Speed:   157.7 km/h
Armament:   1 x 0.303 Lewis machine gun
2 x 65-pound bomb