Sopwith Salamander

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Sopwith Salamander
Sopwith Salamander prototype.jpg
Role Ground Attack
Manufacturer Sopwith
First flight May 1918 [1]
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Wingspan 9.52 m (31 ft 3 in) [2]
Engine 230hp Bentley B.R.2 rotary
Armament 2× sync. fixed Vickers
Crew 1
Max Speed 201 km/h (125 mph) [1][3][2]
Climb 2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 9:05[1][2]
3,000 m (10,000 ft) in 17:05 [1][2]
Service Ceiling 4,000 m (13,000 ft) [1][2] to 4,300 m (14,000 ft)[3]
Endurance 1:30 [1] to 1:45[3]

Experiments with a ground-attack version of the Sopwith Camel led to the development of the Sopwith T.F.2 Salamander. The Salamander owed much of its structure to the Sopwith Snipe and it used the same engine, though it had a flat-sided fuselage and pilot's headrest. Six hundred fifty pounds of armor protected the front half of the plane from ground fire. The prototype was sent to France for service trials in May 1918. Production was ramping up, but only two had reached France before the Armistice. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Sopwith Salamander.

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Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
18Q4 M A 17 10 5
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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Bruce, p.625.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lamberton, pp.216-217.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Munson, p.72.
Bibliography
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
  • W.M.Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607