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31-05-2015, 22:10

Sopwith Triplane

Sopwith Triplane
Author: J. M. Bruce
Sopwith Triplane
Albatros Productions Ltd
Windsock Datafile №22
ISBN: 094841426X
Format: PDF
Pages: 36
Size: 37 Mb
Language: English

As Oliver Stewart recalled in his classic book, The Clouds Remember, a Sopwith Triplane performing aerobatics resembled 'an intoxicated flight of stairs' while Cecil Lewis, writing in Farewell to Wings, remembered how, with the engine set at three-quarter throttle and the adjustable tailplane trimmed well back, the Triplane would 'loop indefinitely'. Pilots' affection for the 'Tripehound' was widespread, the nimble little Sopwith matched only perhaps by its stablemate, the Pup, for superb handling qualities and for sheer flying pleasure. That the Triplane was also more than a match for contemporary German fighters, like the powerful Albatros, was proven time after time in combat by skilled exponents from the naval squadrons which operated it over the Western Front in 1917.

Sopwith Triplane