Sopwith Spinning Jenny
|Sopwith Spinning Jenny|
|Primary user||U.K. (RNAS)|
|Number built||24 |
|Engine||100hp Gnome rotary|
|Max Speed||111 km/h (69 mph) |
|Climb||910 m (3,000 ft) in 20:00 |
|Service Ceiling||910 m (3,000 ft) |
The Sopwith Two-Seater Scout or Spinning Jenny was a landplane version of the Sopwith Type 807 with equal-span wings. About twenty-four were delivered to the RNAS. It was intended as an anti-airship fighter, but the fact that its ceiling was three thousand feet when fully loaded, and its makeshift collection of light weaponry, made it unlikely to achieve success. They had a proclivity to enter a spin, and in those days few pilots knew how to recover. The Spinning Jennys were probably all withdrawn by the end of 1915. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Sopwith Two-Seat Scout.
- Bruce'69, p.531.