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British Sopwith ''Baby'' Fighter

  • World War I
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Developed and first flown in 1915, The Sopwith ''Baby'' was  single-seater Fighter used by Great Britain in World War One. Powerful and small framed, it was for this it was nicknamed The ''Baby". A 25 foot long body with matching 25 foot wingspan, The ''Baby'' had an operational ceiling of 18,500 feet. Capable of a 100 mph air speed, The ''Baby'' was fitted with an upper wing mounted Lewis .303 Machine Gun. Issued mostly to The Royal Naval Air Corps as a close air support Fighter, they could be mounted with wooden pontoons for water landings and take offs, The ''Baby'' provided support to coastal Bombers. The ''Baby's'' small size also made them excellent as Anti-Zeppelin attackers. The Sopwith ''Baby'' was a reliable small Fighter that was kept in Service until 1927.