Sopwith Dragon

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Sopwith Dragon
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Sopwith
First flight Jan 1919 [1]
Introduction never
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Engine 360hp A.B.C. Dragonfly IA radial
Crew 1
Max Speed 240 km/h (150 mph) [1]
Climb 3,000 m (10,000 ft) in 7:30 [1]
Service Ceiling 7,600 m (25,000 ft) [1]

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. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Sopwith Dragon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bruce'69, p.631.
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382