Sopwith Type 801
In 1913 a Sopwith pusher floatplane was delivered to the Greek Government. A followup order for six was seized by the Admiralty, and the planes, Nos. 801-806, were converted to armed landplanes. The were known as the Sopwith Gunbus. A second order followed the first. Their performance was underwhelming, but they were used for training through mid 1916.
|Sopwith Type 801|
|First flight||1913 |
|Primary users|| U.K. (RNAS)|
|Armament||flexible front gun|
- Nowarra, p.92.
- Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070
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