"Sopwith" "Triplane". A photo. Characteristics
"Sopwith" "Triplane". A photo. Characteristics

"Sopwith" "Triplane". A photo. Characteristics


United Kingdom

A type: Single single-engine fighter triplane

Crew: one pilot

To build the replacement aircraft "Dad," the aircraft "Triplane" due to its additional wing has excellent speed climb and significantly improved maneuverability. In fact, when this type debuted in the fighting in parts of the Air Service of the Royal Navy in February 1917 years, Triplane aircraft could easily overtake in climb any aircraft operated on both sides of the front line.

In addition to service in parts of the Royal Navy, the Triplane aircraft was also ordered by the Royal Flight Corps, but the deal was canceled early in the spring of 1917, and the corps replaced all its Sopwich fighters with SPAD 7 aircraft originally intended for the Royal Navy Aviation Service. This agreement subsequently resulted in the fact that the planned production of the plane "Triplane" was quickly reduced and completed by the release of 150 aircraft. Nevertheless, the machine, when it finally met the enemy, made a great impression - so great that Germany's top command immediately ordered its manufacturers to produce triplanes to counter this Sopwich fighter.

The most famous of German triplanov was a plane "Fokker» Dr I. began to be replaced by aircraft "Camel" Since July 1917 the aircraft "Triplane". Two authentic aircraft "Triplane" is still there on the static display (One aircraft on display is the Air Force Museum in Monino near Moscow.), At the same time in the UK, you can find two flying replicas.


"Sopwith" "Triplane". A photo.


Basic data


  • Length: 5,74 m
  • Wingspan: 8,08 m
  • Height: 3,20 m


Flight duration: 2,75 hours

Power point: "Clerjus" 9V

Power: 130 l. from. (96,6 kW)

On right: Just as the plane "Dad," the aircraft "Triplane" from the Shuttleworth Collection honored to wear the insignia Fighter Aviation Service of the Royal Navy, this time 8-th Aircraft Wing.

The weight:

  • BLANK: 450 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 642 kg


Date of first flight: 28 May 1916 years

The surviving airworthy modifications "Triplane"

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 187 km / h