|First flight||Jan 1919 |
|Primary user||U.K. (RFC/RAF)|
|Engine||360hp A.B.C. Dragonfly IA radial|
|Max Speed||241 km/h (150 mph) |
|Climb||3,000 m (10,000 ft) in 7:30 |
|Service Ceiling||7,600 m (25,000 ft) |
The A.B.C. Dragonfly radial engine showed great promise and became the basis for many machines in the early 1919 period. The Sopwith Dragon was a Sopwith Snipe modified for the Dragonfly. Unfortunately the Dragonfly was not successful, and all types relying on that engine were shelved. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Sopwith Dragon.
- Bruce'69, p.631.