Sopwith Type 807
|Primary user||U.K. (RFC/RAF)|
|Number built||~20 |
|Variants||Sopwith Spinning Jenny|
|Engine||100hp Gnome rotary|
|Max Speed||130 km/h (80 mph) |
Four seaplanes with folding wings, looking much like an enlarged Sopwith Tabloid were delivered to the RNAS in the summer of 1914 as the Sopwith Seaplane, Admiralty Type 807, but they were popularly known as the Sopwith Folder. About sixteen more were built, and they served in several theatres until they were replaced in 1915, including Africa and the Dardanelles, where they flew from the Ark Royal. 
Others such as № 921 served in East Africa, and it was not until January 1917 that № 921 was written off in Mesopotamia.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Sopwith Type 807.
- Bruce'69, p.526.
- Nowarra, p.92.