Sopwith Schneider

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Sopwith Schneider
Sopwith Schneider.jpg
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Sopwith
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Number built 136 [1][2][3]
Variants Sopwith Baby
Wingspan 7.75 m (25 ft 5 in) [4]
Engine 100hp Gnome rotary
Armament fixed forward Lewis[note 1] or
27–29 kg (60–65 lb) bomb
Crew 1
Max Speed 143 km/h (89 mph)[4]

The Sopwith Schneider was a seaplane version of the Sopwith Tabloid with a more powerful engine and redesigned tail. On 8 April 1914 it won the Schneider trophy easily, outracing all competitors. When war broke out, the RNAS ordered the "Tabloid Seaplane" into production, and starting in early 1915 they were used from various air stations and ships for patrol, escort, and anti-airship duties. It served not only from Britain but in the Dardanelles, Aegean, and the Eastern Mediterranean, from various seaplane carriers.

When upgraded with a 110 or 130hp Clerget engine, the plane was re-designated the Sopwith Baby. [1]

Schneiders were much used and saw action in several theatres and in many types of missions.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Sopwith Tabloid.

Game Data

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
15Q1-16Q4 K B 10 7 6

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. This mounting was tilted upward so the fire cleared the propeller arc.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Bruce'69, p.532.
  2. Nowarra, p.96.
  3. Angelucci, p.97.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Nowarra, pp.202-203.
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
  • 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